Mass. woman dies after contracting EEE from mosquito bite

Health

(WTNH)– A Massachusetts woman has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis from a mosquito bite.

Health officials say that 59-year old Laurie Sylvia is the fourth person in Massachusetts to get EEE this year.

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Some mosquitoes in Connecticut tested positive for EEE but so far though no human cases have been reported in the state.

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Experts say they’re seeing an uptick in the virus due to above-average rainfall and warmer temperatures.

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