WESTBORO (CBS) – Family members have identified a Worcester County man who died of Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

duce1 Family IDs Westboro EEE Victim

Benjamin Duce

Westboro resident 79-year-old Benjamin Duce died earlier this month, according to his son.

Health officials think Duce was exposed to the mosquito-borne virus during the first week of August.

This is the second human case of EEE in the state this year. Health officials announced Friday that a Worcester man died after contracting West Nile Virus.

Duce leaves behind a wife of 56 years, two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren.


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