FAIRHAVEN – A Fairhaven woman is reported to be the fourth person affected by Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, in Massachusetts.
Locals Teamsters posted on their Facebook page that Laurie Sylvia, wife of local 59 President Robert Sylvia Jr., was injured by EEE and is at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. According to her own Facebook profile, Sylvia is a Fairhaven resident and mediator at Pelletier Realty, which graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1977. now preparing for the worst. ”
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has not yet confirmed Sylvia's case. WBSM News emailed the massive DPH in search of confirmation.
In a Facebook post, the city of Fairhaven writes: "Word is being circulated on the Internet about a possible EEE case in Fairhaven. We have not received an official word from the state confirming this, but we will be sure to keep you informed as we hear more. ”
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On August 16, DPH confirmed the second case of people with EEE, this time in eastern Worcester County. It was reported that it was a graft man in his late 20s who lived near a farm was infected. This added 10 new communities to the list of those at risk now.
In addition, it was reported that a goat from Bristol County tested positive for the EEE virus at that time.
Then, on August 23, the third confirmed case of EEE was declared against a man over 60 years of age in North Franklin County. As a result, the risk level in two communities in this district was raised to a critical level. Mendon Horse and Uxbridge Horse also tested positive for EEE, raising the risk level to critical in those two Worcester County cities.
On August 23, a bird died at Net Bedford Buttonwood Park tested positive ] for EEE. New Bedford Mayor John Mitchell has already introduced curfew for all properties in the city due to the critical risk of EEE contracts.