Preventing La Crosse Encephalitis Infections in the Children of East TN
Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina account for ~75% of the 80 U.S. cases of La Crosse encephalitis (LACE) each year. LACE symptoms vary, but individuals with compromised immune systems and children less than 15 years of age regularly experience symptoms ranging from a summertime illness to a neuroinvasive disease; sometimes infection leads to death. In this hybrid Energy & Environment Forum, Dr. Becky Trout-Fryxell, an associate professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at UT, will explore the efforts of university researchers to plan, develop, and evaluate efficient, cost-effective, and targeted mosquito control efforts in order to efficiently and cost-effectively reduce incidents of LACE.
Join us Thursday, April 28, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium or through our live webcast.
Live webcast: tiny.utk.edu/EEFFryxell
Thursday, April 28 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996