"He was a good guy, taken too young," said Keith Mosman, a 60-year-old Raynham resident. "He fought like a gun son."
The State Department of Health did not respond to requests for information about Mosman's case on Sunday night. The agency has reported 12 confirmed cases of rare but fatal disease this year.
Three of these patients had died before the last death. Two men in their 70s, one from Freetown and one from Hampden County, died of EEE in September. A Fairhaven woman in her fifties died in August of electrical and electronic equipment.
According to federal authorities, electrical and electronic equipment causes brain inflammation and is transmitted to people bitten by infected mosquitoes. There is no cure for the disease, and those who recover from it often suffer from severe neurological complications.
Scott Mosman lost consciousness and was brought to Morton Hospital in Taunton on September 6, according to his brother. He was then taken to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was diagnosed with an EEE.
No one knows when or where Mosman was bitten by the pathogenic mosquito, his brother said.
Keith Mosman said. "Remember the last time you were bitten by a mosquito."
Scott Mosman's family eventually decided to take him to the Milton seasonal hospice, Keith Mosman said. His adventurous younger brother would never have spent his last days in a hospital bed, he said.
"It killed us to see him in bed with all those tubes," Mosman said.
Mosman described his brother as an innovative thinker who loved to develop creative projects. He was tough and after graduating from a long undiagnosed case of dyslexia he graduated as an engineer, his brother said. He was a top wrestler when he attended Bridgewater Raynham Regional High School, and he loved sailing and mountain biking.
Scott Mosman's family celebrated his 58th birthday at the hospital on September 1
"You could not even buy him a gift," said Keith Mosman. "He was a giver, not a taker. He'd kick your shirt off your back in a blizzard if you were cold. "
Mosman said that family and friends are trying to raise money to bring his son Justin through college. The family plans to hold a service for Scott Mosman in Raynham on Sunday.