Cockaponset State Forest, just outside of Chester, Connecticutt. Photos: George Etheredge and Cody O’Loughlin

A Deadly Mosquito-Borne Illness Is Brewing in the Northeast

EEE kills almost half of its victims, and cases are on the rise

Oscar Schwartz
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19 min readJun 10, 2020

In springtime, when the swamps behind the Mosman’s family home filled with fresh water, Keith, the eldest son, and Scott, his younger brother, would tramp barefoot through vernal pools in search of turtles, snakes, and frogs, returning hours later dotted with…