It has been reported that a Massachusetts woman died on the rare but severe mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus over the weekend. The woman's case is the fourth this year, according to NBC 10 Boston.
Her husband, Robert Sylvia, told the news station that his wife had died on Saturday after falling ill on Monday. They were married for more than 40 years.
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Later, the woman's daughter, Jen Sylvia, mailed her mother's death on Facebook and wrote, "Today I had to say goodbye to my best friend."
"My mother was mine Favorite person in the world. She brought light and joy to everyone she met. She would be there for everyone at any time. Her smile was contagious. Their jokes were invaluable. It was the life of the party. She knew how to have fun and taught me how important it is to love everything you have and live life to the fullest.
She was such a beautiful soul. I do not know where to go from here. I just do not understand how to take such a beautiful person so fast. I was not finished yet. Every day I will see how she smiles in my head, with everything I have, lives and loves. I will honor her memory and find myself again. I have so much of her in me.
She concluded, "My heart hurts indescribably. Thank you all for your prayers. Mom, I hope you find the beach in the sky. I'll meet you there someday. "
EEE is a rare disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) EEEV" belongs to a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis)
EEE is more common in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast states Cases have been reported in the Great Lakes region It is rare ̵
Symptoms EEE usually occurs four to ten days after a person has been stung by an infected mosquito, and serious cases of the virus "begin with a sudden onset of headache, high fever, chills, and vomiting," the CDC states can then lead to disorientation, seizures and coma. "
One-third of those who are infected with the EEE virus die while berlebende typically "mild to severe brain damage" have.
There is no specific treatment for the infection.
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"Antibiotics are not effective against viruses, and no effective antiviral drugs have been discovered," the CDC said, "supporting respiratory, intravenous, and preventing other infections."
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The best way to prevent EEE viruses and other mosquito-borne viruses is by draining B. in bird baths, buckets or on pelvic covers – as a breeding ground for these Serve insects. Other preventive measures include covering the skin with long-sleeved pants and outdoor shirts and proper use of the DEET insect repellent.
The news comes after a state man was in a coma earlier this month after he became infected with the virus. At that time, his case was the first human case since 2013.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials have not immediately returned Fox News request for confirmation on Monday. Jen Sylvia did not return a request for additional comment immediately.