LaCrosse Case Reported In Transylvania
State public health officials on Tuesday announced the season's first two cases, including that of a Transylvania County child, of the mosquito-borne illness La Crosse viral encephalitis.
The other case involved a Haywood County child, and both children are recovering.
Dr. Ora Wells of the Brevard office of Hendersonville Pediatrics said he's alarmed by the news.
"I'm a little dismayed we already have two cases" this early in the summer, he said.
LaCrosse cases usually occur in late August and early fall.
La Crosse symptoms occur from a few days to a couple of weeks after being bitten by...