First LaCrosse encephalitis case identified
MONTGOMERY COUNTY —± A case of the mosquito-borne illness LaCrosse encephalitis has been reported in Montgomery County.
The Mississippi State Department of Health says the illness is similar to West Nile virus.
People with LaCrosse encephalitis may have fever, headache, vomiting, lethargy and sometimes seizures. The department said yesterday this is the first case of the illness reported in Mississippi since 2008.
The health department says one positive West Nile virus case has been reported in the state this year, in Coahoma County. Positive West Nile virus mosquito samples have been reported in Madison and Hancock counties.
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