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Serological Survey and Active Surveillance for La Crosse Virus Infections among Children in Tennessee

Timothy F. Jones, Paul C. Erwin, Allen S. Craig, Philip Baker, Kristen E. Touhey, Lori E. R. Patterson and William Schaffner

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 31, issue 5, pages 1284-1287
Published in print November 2000 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online November 2000 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/317458
Serological Survey and Active Surveillance for La Crosse Virus Infections among Children in Tennessee

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In 1998 and 1999, we performed a serosurvey and active surveillance for La Crosse encephalitis at a children's hospital in eastern Tennessee. Fifteen cases of La Crosse encephalitis were confirmed. Only 5 (0.5%) of 1000 serum samples being tested at the state laboratory for other diseases had evidence of antibodies to La Crosse virus. These findings suggest that La Crosse virus is newly endemic to eastern Tennessee.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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