La Crosse encephalitis

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La Crosse encephalitis

encephalitis caused by the La Crosse virus (a California serogroup virus in the family Bunyaviridae), transmitted by Aedes triseriatus, seen primarily in children, chiefly in the Midwestern United States. It is one of the most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases recognized in the United States. Most cases result in mild illness.
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In addition, two possible LaCrosse encephalitis cases are currently under investigation.
A study done in 1979 in Wisconsin has documented the link between scrap tires, mosquitoes and over a dozen cases of LaCrosse Encephalitis, which can be fatal to children.
albopictus can transmit several New World pathogens, including LaCrosse encephalitis virus, a mosquito-borne organism that already infects tens of thousands of U.
Recently, American Biophysics launched the first-ever, EPA registered species-specific attractant, Lurex(TM), designed for the Asian Tiger mosquito and the Aedes aegypti species, potential carriers of dengue fever, LaCrosse Encephalitis and West Nile virus.