A 58-year-old Massachusetts man has died from a rare but serious equine encephalitis virus (EEE) transmitted by mosquitoes, according to his obituary.
Scott Mosman of Taunton passed away on October 11th.
Mosman, who received an engineering degree and worked in environmental services, was "extremely strong and talented in all his endeavors," his obituary said. 19659003] MASSACHUSETTS GIRL, 5, COMPLETED WITH EEE, EXCLUDED FROM THE HOSPITAL AS GIFTS REACH $ 190G
and an animal, "he continues, adding that" many relatives and friends are testimony to Scott's love for humans and his tremendous giving heart. "
Mosman" fights [the virus] as a son-in-law, "his brother Keith Mosman, says before The Globe.
"He was a good man, you too, g," he added.
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The passing of a person appears to be the fourth place in the state this year by the EEE, although the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has not yet confirmed the death. The health agency announced the third death in a September 26 announcement.
A DPH spokesman for the state did not immediately return Fox News' request for confirmation Thursday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes EEE as “one of a group of mosquito-borne viruses that can cause brain inflammation (encephalitis). ”
The symptoms of the virus usually appear about four to 10 days after the bite, with severe cases of encephalitis. Patients may experience high fever, stiff neck, severe headache and lack of energy. Approximately one-third of EEE patients will die and there is no specific treatment for the virus. Health officials said the only way to protect yourself from the virus is to avoid mosquito bites.
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There are at least 12 confirmed cases of EEE in Massachusetts during the year – a number higher than the national average of five to 10 cases each year at the CDC.
p. Catherine Brown, a Massachusetts state epidemiologist, recently explained why the state may monitor more cases than normal this year.
Alexandria Hein contributed to this report.