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A positive test for eastern equine encephalitis has been reported on Block Island (RI). The deadly mosquito-borne virus EEE has been reported in various locales around the State of Rhode Island and in neighboring Massachusetts A 50-year old West Warwick man died from the virus on Sunday. Bill McCombe, co-Director of Block Island’s Emeegency Management program, contacted The Times about the positive test at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept 13. McCombe said that the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management alerted him regarding the positive test, which was discovered at the Boy Scout Camp (Sandsland Reservation, Narrangansett Council), which is located off Connecticut Avenue. https://www.blockislandtimes.com/article/eee-reported-block-island/55671