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Woman Passes Away From Mosquito Bite

September 4, 2019

Hey guys Jarred Bronstein here and welcome
back to InformOverload. Unfortunately today’s video is on the more
serious side, as a Woman has Passed Away From Mosquito Bite. Laurie Slyvia, a Massachusetts woman in her
50’s passed away after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis (In-suf-uh-lite-issss)
aka EEE, which is a rare virus that is spread by mosquitoes. The virus can cause brain infection, or an
encephalitic illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who’s
website also explains the severity of the virus can be determined by the person’s
symptoms. Mosquitoes that spread the vires are usually
found around freshwater and hardwood swamps. According to a Massachusetts government website,
the mosquitoes usually contract the virus from infected birds, who usually show no sign
of illness. The disease can also be contracted by humans,
of course, as well as human and llamas, although they do no spread the disease when infected. For whatever reason, the disease itself seems
to come back every 10 to 20 years, and last for about 2-3 years at a time. The most recent outbreak of EEE in Massachusetts
began in 2010, lasting until 2012 involving nine case with four fatalities. It’s believed 1 third of those who have
EEE nationally die, although some victims can be infected with what’s known as a systemic
infection, which, according the the CDC “has an abrupt onset and is characterized by chills,
fever, malaise, arthralgia, and myalgia.The illness lasts 1 to 2 weeks, and recovery is
complete when there is no central nervous system involvement. In infants, the encephalitic form is characterized
by abrupt onset; in older children and adults, encephalitis is manifested after a few days
of systemic illness. Signs and symptoms in encephalitic patients
are fever, headache, irritability, restlessness, drowsiness, anorexia, vomiting, diarrhea,
cyanosis, convulsions, and coma.” Unfortunately there is no cure or vaccine
against the infection, and those who do succumb to the disease will tend to pass away 2-10
days after onset symptoms, but can occur much later. Even those who are able to fight off the virus
and recover are left with “disabling and progressive mental and physical sequelae (seh
qwell eh), which can range from minimal brain dysfunction to severe intellectual impairment,
personality disorders, seizures, paralysis, and cranial nerve dysfunction. Many patients with severe sequelae die within
a few years.” Now although the virus appears to be deadly,
or at the very least life altering, it’s important to mention it was first identified
in Massachusetts back in 1938, and since then, there have been less than 100 recorded cases
of infection. And of the cases that have been reported,
more than 60% were reported in the Plymouth or Norfolk counties. However as of this year, four people, a goat
and three horses have tested posted for EEE in the state. Unfortunately their conditions are unavailable
at this time. Sylvia’s case, however, has been confirmed
by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that it was the 4th case of the year
and the first fatality. In a statement they explained “We are working
with several state agencies including MDAR, local boards of health, local Mosquito Control
Projects, and other mosquito control experts on mosquito surveillance and appropriate public
health response activities,” Outbreaks of the virus sporadically occur every 10 to 20
years, with this year’s being one of the more intense years. Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel said
in a statement “We are seeing the most intense level of EEE activity that we have in several
years. The largest area is in Bristol and Plymouth
Counties with a second focus of activity in parts of Worcester (Warstur) and Middlesex
Counties. We are urging people across the state to remember
that the peak time for transmission of mosquito-borne illness extends through September here in
Massachusetts.” It’s believed this is the first local outbreak
of the virus in about 7 years, and currently puts tons of communities at high risk according
to state officials. So if a deadly virus is taking over the state
of Massachusetts, what are they doing and what can those who have a risk of being infected
do to protect themselves ? The state of Massachusetts has taken to the air to spray what I’m going
to assume is some sort of pesticide or mosquito repellent, and of course have warned residents
in highly affected areas to stay inside. And although certain areas are being sprayed
which will help reduced the mosquito population, they can’t confirm that the aerial sprays
will completely eliminate the disease all together. So if you must go out say, government officials
are recommending you use a repellent, wear long sleeved clothing and pants to cover up
your body as much as possible and avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito times, which
are between dusk and dawn. At this time of course are thoughts and prayers
are with everyone affected by the loss of Slyvia, and those affected by the virus. Although it doesn’t seem like a cure or
anti virus is going to be discovered as of now, it is good to know the state of Massachusetts
is doing what they can to try and control the mosquito population. For anyone watching this that lives in the
area, please be proactive and do what you need to to make sure you are well protected. I’ve been your host Jarred Bronstein and
we’ll see you guys in the next video.


  • Reply Nick Baker September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    I never get mentioned in a video ;-; I've been a good potato for as long as…FOREVER

  • Reply ThatWiiFitMain September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    2nd lol like actually this time

  • Reply Perfected Gamer September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm


  • Reply ThatWiiFitMain September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm


  • Reply jo Mcu September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Hello can u say hi to Charlotte for me😊and I feel bad for her 😞 (edited it because I didn’t add what I put after the smile and I feel bad for it so ya 😞)

  • Reply Someone Cute September 1, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Sad and Early.

  • Reply CherryRoses September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    We’re gonna have to do something about mosquitoes, what do they do anyways?

  • Reply Erica Stones September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I'm ninth

  • Reply •Honeybee • September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm


  • Reply WorldWideHandsome September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    never goes outside

  • Reply StephyCrabby September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm


  • Reply It’s fine September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I’m kinda scared to go outside…

  • Reply Killer confidence September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    That's like getting bit by a flea and then dying

  • Reply thot patrol agent Hudson September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    With a video this serious in surprised that people are saying first second and third

  • Reply JahrayFro September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Rip to her. My heart goes out to her family.

  • Reply Miku Hatsune September 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Why is on here im guessing your running out of ideas because we all know already mosquitoes are dangerous

  • Reply Jessie Productions September 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Someone in Africa: dies from mosquito

  • Reply daisy Krispy wants RuBux UwU September 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm


  • Reply Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access September 1, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    What if we just take all the mosquitoes… And push them somewhere else

    But not into my woods

  • Reply Killer confidence September 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Lock down yo houses set up bug zappers and set up fans all around your house let's go bois we are going to WAR

  • Reply The Guy September 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Mosquitoes kill over 1 million people so I'm not surprised

  • Reply The Grinch September 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    This is why I don’t go outside

  • Reply well thats tuff September 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Man that must suck. Please dont hold me down i feel it creeping always on the side of lucid dreaming.

  • Reply The Potato Librarian September 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Kill all the Mosquitos with fire!

  • Reply Planet Roblox September 1, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    Damn this happening in my state and I had no idea

  • Reply Uniquecorn September 1, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    This is gonna get me SO paranoid now 😂

  • Reply Soggy Fries September 1, 2019 at 8:06 pm


  • Reply Moon Tsuki September 1, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    For some reason this reminds me of when a mosquito bit my mum despite having Leukaemia.

  • Reply RED PRIME September 1, 2019 at 8:09 pm


  • Reply James Heaton September 1, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    what a shock, the insect that according to statistics, kills the most people in the world, more than sharks and wolves combined killed somebody, its still sad, but its not unusual

  • Reply Frank Granados September 1, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    This happens all the time

  • Reply err0r0b0 September 1, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    It has begun…

  • Reply Sophia Beals September 1, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    My family is in the worst place for this We live in Michigan , one of the areas and we are at my brothers house . In the middle of the woods

  • Reply Jr Dosreis September 1, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Welp I’m dead

  • Reply SquishyMain September 1, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    People be posting comments about being first or second and comments about not being seen by IO on a video about someone dying: 🤡

  • Reply Ary o ' U ' o September 1, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Just got back from Clementon Park and was nearly eaten alive by mosquitos. Pray for me "<(>д<)>,,

  • Reply Little Tigers minecraft September 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

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  • Reply Xfinity_1998 September 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm


  • Reply Ralph !noa September 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    This is what happens when you don’t vaccinate your kids

  • Reply Londue September 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Thank God I live in Ireland

  • Reply Pen L September 1, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Closing Florida due to Mosquitoes

  • Reply Jennifer K Luckett September 1, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Wow this is scary and sad 😔? Prayers for her family and friends. 🙏

  • Reply the supreme council dalek September 1, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Oh hell no I am staying in my bedroom with the window looked!

  • Reply Jeanne Cooke September 1, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Eat your garlic, garlic, garlic! Mosqitoes don't then bite!

  • Reply Pierson Phan September 1, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Nature telling us something just saying…but rest in peace

  • Reply Marissa September 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    And that's why I hate mosquitoes

  • Reply Nataniel Gantman September 1, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    worcester is pronounced like wuster

  • Reply Miss B. September 1, 2019 at 9:11 pm


  • Reply Prod. Kaji September 1, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    millions of people die from them

  • Reply Ryan conlon September 1, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks I am never leaving my house again

  • Reply Original Tuski September 1, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    How do we get rid of mosquitoes??

  • Reply jenjenedits September 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Mosquitos are not harmfull? They said.

    Mosquitos dont do anything? They said.

    woman passes away from A mosquito bite

  • Reply tørdy bøi September 1, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Uwu thats sad fwiendo..
    Want a cookie?🍪

  • Reply XRECKLESSX September 1, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    🎶Cuz this is africa 🎶

  • Reply Omin256 Kimb September 1, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Now im scared to go outside!

  • Reply Shenique ØwØ September 1, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    My plan is to put garlic all over ourselves

  • Reply TheDeSeanAllen September 1, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I remember being at the bus stop covered up in humid temperature just so tho things don't touch me 😤

  • Reply Harjyot Kaur September 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    I live in MA and I am so scared that I am gonna get EEE, but I know it’s rare so I probably won’t. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply it'z Moo moo The French cow ! September 1, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    This why I dont go out side

  • Reply ACatNamedCookie September 1, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Inform Overlord won't pin this

  • Reply Javier Vasquez September 1, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    Whats so surprising about this?

  • Reply HeroinFather September 2, 2019 at 12:21 am

    We on top of the food chain yet somehow people still can die from a hotdog or sum shizz

  • Reply Pola Voices September 2, 2019 at 12:40 am

    I’m scared help ussss!!

  • Reply The Average Player AVGP September 2, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Bruh hundreds of people have died in my country due to mosquito bites. They transmit a disease called “Zika”, which due to the poor conditions of our country, it’s a perfect place for them to reproduce and the economic crisis contributes to the lack of medical attention and treatment.

  • Reply OGC Patch September 2, 2019 at 1:01 am

    I keep getting mosquitos in my house and they keep biting me…

  • Reply Mr. Weebfanboy101 September 2, 2019 at 1:09 am

    oof people due from mosquitoes all the time

  • Reply batmanfanforever08 September 2, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I'll be praying.

  • Reply NUGGETT September 2, 2019 at 1:40 am


  • Reply Seventh Heaven September 2, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Every year hundreds of people die in India just bcoz of dengue and malaria.. evil mosquitoes

  • Reply Swisscheese16 Wyles 2 September 2, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I might as well turn into a vampire because nothing works for me when I try to keep bugs away from my body. x.x

  • Reply Caitlyn Lanou September 2, 2019 at 3:50 am

    My town is in the critical area. We can’t have sports practices outside here so people now have to go to different areas. About four horses in and around my town have been infected and killed. It’s honestly scary to live in a town knowing we can possibly get bit by a mosquito and only have about 2-10 days left. Anyone in mass watch out!!

  • Reply Original Asherella September 2, 2019 at 4:08 am

    I always feel weird “liking” videos when it has to do with a tragic or sad topic. On one hand I want to promote the video for the channels I like but on the other hand it just feels weird to like a headline about someone passing. Before anyone starts in on it I know ‘liking’ the video doesn’t mean you like the sad news but you know what I mean…

  • Reply Original Asherella September 2, 2019 at 4:11 am

    If it characterized by Chills does that mean you start talking in a weird valley girl accent? And do you start elongating syllables in a really odd way when you speak?

    I am sorry this lady lost her life. Very sad, I am not making fun at all just trying to make those who get my comment smile during a anxiety inducing video.

  • Reply Longboard Dude September 2, 2019 at 4:23 am

    I live in middlesex county and my town is under critical risk for EEE right now. Hope i don’t die

  • Reply pod4477 September 2, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Got 15 bites and I just passed the 10 day mark. The day after I got them I had a headache so I was freaking out. Prayers to her family.

  • Reply XtaC September 2, 2019 at 5:32 am

    I live in Massachusetts..

  • Reply Rainpelt100 September 2, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I don't want this.

  • Reply Bell September 2, 2019 at 6:24 am

    What would happen if we kill all mosquitos lose a few species of fish we’ll survive

  • Reply Henji 123 September 2, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Live in Massachusetts and we go on nature walks through red maple swamp, an area in Bristol county which area most impacted

  • Reply Kashan Younas September 2, 2019 at 6:59 am

    This is a helpful and informative video (the lesser joke the better, I don’t want to wait 30/40 seconds for the acctual video to start )

  • Reply Lolibob September 2, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Wow that's so rare totally haven't happen in the phillipines

  • Reply Philippinesball September 2, 2019 at 11:55 am

    "Risk levels of EEEEEEE "

  • Reply Mike Nation September 2, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Anti vac parents: Okay Johnny get the essential Oils!

  • Reply Joel Angel September 2, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    this is why i never hesitate on killing this biches. they are dangerous.

  • Reply Faloofoo September 2, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    This is why I never go outside

  • Reply the flying bum September 2, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Man Massachusetts is really close to me i live in Salem nh

  • Reply Handrigan's Storm September 2, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Kinda scary, right next door to me. EEE was also found in mosquitoes in my town… And I live in the middle of the woods. ☹️

  • Reply Bramble &Me September 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Mkay my horses stall is covered in bug zappers and I made my bed out of hay. They ain't getting us 😤

  • Reply Phantom Claw September 2, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    This is another reason i can add to my list on why i don't like Mosquito's.

  • Reply why did you bother reading my name September 2, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    I already knew that the bites can be dangerous..

  • Reply pikaflix 10 September 2, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    This isn't news ever heard of malaria

  • Reply pikaflix 10 September 2, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    A quick Google search will lead you to see that mosquitoes are the most dangerous animals in the world on account of casualties

  • Reply Anthon the Great September 3, 2019 at 12:06 am

    I live in the town right next to where the woman past away

  • Reply Freya H September 3, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I just got bit by two mosquitoes 😧

  • Reply Agent Loo September 3, 2019 at 10:39 am

    This happens every day ;-;

  • Reply Bryan Gomez September 3, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    You can tell this Chanel has gone down the shitter from this sad comment section and a video topic that happens millions of times a day.

  • Reply The Dead Gachatuber September 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    I have scars everywhere because of mosquito bites. I scratch them until they bleed. I dont feel the pain but my parents keep telling me to stop

  • Reply Kae saysstfu September 3, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Id move out of the state.

  • Reply Kaikai Lama September 4, 2019 at 1:48 am

    This i exactly why I wear sweaters everyday

  • Reply OMGItsJo September 4, 2019 at 5:04 am

    hA i live near a swamp in Oregon

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