La Crosse Virus Neuroinvasive Disease -- Missouri, 2009

July 2010
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/23/2010, Vol. 59 Issue 28, p869
The article focuses on the emergence of the California serogroup bunyavirus La Crosse virus (LACV) neuroinvasive disease in Missouri, after the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) was notified of a suspected case in an 8-year-old boy on August 7, 2009. The boy was admitted at a local emergency department with headache, fatigues, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and was prescribed amoxicillin for presumed streptococcal pharyngitis. The blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) bacterial cultures were negative.


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