Olivia Paregol: Death Caused By Adenovirus

Olivia Paregol is the University of Maryland student who died from an Adenovirus-related illness.  CBS reports that the 18-year-old was a freshman in her first semester at the college.  Paregol lived in a dorm at UMD that had to be evacuated due to mold.  

According to COED, the University of Maryland learned of the first case of the virus on November 1 and five additional cases of the illness have been reported since then.  Paregol passed away on Sunday, November 18 at John Hopkins University.  The university didn’t want her name released but her parents thought revealing her identity could help increase awareness about the illness.

The tweet below explains that Olivia’s father doesn’t think she should have died from the virus.  The mold issue in the dorm she lived in certainly didn’t help her get over the Adenovirus.  If the university was doing an effective job, mold wouldn’t have been an issue.

Olivia also suffered from Crohn’s disease.  Pray for the Paregol family this Thanksgiving.  Olivia should be home with her family enjoying the holidays.  This tragedy should have never happened and the University of Maryland has a long list of questions to answer.

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By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More