By Kenny, Eastern equine encephalitis, United States, March 1, 2021
In August, 2019 I was taken by ambulance to the hospital with seizures. I ultimately had a 22 min seizure, was intubated, and spent a week fighting for my life. The doctors were baffled, but my wife pushed for testing me for EEE. I am the only case recorded in Tennessee, ever.
I spent 6 weeks in the hospital and therapy. I had to relearn walking and basic skills, and now have vision and stability/mobility issues. I am glad to have survived (1 out of 3 cases die in the hospital) this very rare disease (about 36 cases per year in the US.)
Supportive family & friends, and the prayers of hundreds, kept me alive. God is good.