Ohio girl, 7, diagnosed with rare mosquito-borne illness that can cause brain inflammation, seizures

Fox News - 08-16


A 7-year-old Mt. Vernon, Ohio girl has been infected with a rare mosquito-borne virus that, in severe cases, can cause encephalitis, or an inflammation of the brain. The girl, who was not identified, has been confirmed to have La Crosse virus (LACV), local news outlet Knox Pages reported, citing the Knox County Health Department. It wasn’t immediately clear where or when the girl was infected.