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. 4 confirmed human EEE case in Massachusetts; Fairhaven woman is said to have died of the virus



A fourth human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus has been confirmed by laboratory tests, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said on Sunday. Officials said a woman in her 50's from southern Bristol County was infected with the EEE virus According to Unionsters Local 59 Facebook post, Laurie Sylvia, wife of union president Robert Sylvia Jr., was infected with the EEE virus and hospitalized been delivered. On Sunday, two different family members of News Center 5 Laurie Sylvia Todd Kazakiewich told her that she had died. Laurie Sylvia lived in Fairhaven, a city in Bristol County. Her daughter Jen Sylvia wrote a memorandum to her mother on Facebook: "Today I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my mother was my favorite person in the world," wrote Jen Sylvia on Facebook. "She has brought light and joy to all she has met." "I do not know where to go from here," she wrote. "I just do not understand how such a beautiful person can be taken so quickly." On Friday, the DPH confirmed the third human EEE case with a man over 60 from Franklin County. A Plymouth County man older than 60 years was the first confirmed EEE case in humans, while a Grafton man between the ages of 1

9 and 30 was the second. So far, the Department of Health in Massachusetts has found that 37 communities have a high or critical risk for the EEE virus. The DPH said that the EEE virus was found this year in 333 mosquito samples, many of which are mosquito species that can transmit the virus to humans. Eastern equine encephalitis is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that affects people of all ages. Waste electrical and electronic equipment is sporadic in Massachusetts, with the last years of eruption from 2004 to 2006 and 2010 to 2012. During these two outbreaks, there were 22 cases of EEE infections in humans, with 14 cases occurring in residents of the counties of Bristol and Plymouth.

A fourth human case of Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been confirmed by laboratory tests, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health said on Sunday infected with the EEE virus.

In a Facebook post, Teamsters Local 59, Laurie Sylvia, wife of union president Robert Sylvia Jr., said she was infected with the EEE virus and hospitalized. On Sunday, two different family members of News Center 5 Laurie Sylvia Todd Kazakiewich reported that she had died.

Laurie Sylvia lived in Fairhaven, a city in Bristol County. Her daughter Jen Sylvia wrote a memoriam on Facebook to her mother.

"Today I had to say goodbye to my best friend, my mother was my favorite person in the world," wrote Jen Sylvia on Facebook. "She has brought light and joy to all that she has met."

"I do not know where to go from here," she wrote. "I just do not understand how to take away such a beautiful person so quickly."

On Friday, DPH confirmed the third human EEE case with a man over 60 from Franklin County. A man from Plymouth County older than 60 years was the first confirmed EEE case in humans, while a Grafton man between the ages of 19 and 30 was the second.

So far, the US Department of Health has found that 37 Massachusetts communities have a high or critical risk for the EEE virus. Many of them are from mosquito species that are capable of transmitting the virus to humans.

Eastern equine encephalitis is a rare but serious and potentially fatal disease that affects people of all ages. Waste electrical and electronic equipment is sporadic in Massachusetts, with the last years of eruption from 2004 to 2006 and 2010 to 2012. During these two outbreaks, 22 cases of EEE infections in humans occurred, with 14 cases occurring in residents of the counties of Bristol and Plymouth.


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