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October 20, 2003

Clifton R. Lacy, M.D.

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Donna Leusner
(609) 984-7160

Commissioner Lacy to Discuss Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis


TRENTON Health and Senior Services Commissioner Clifton R. Lacy, M.D. will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 to discuss the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) infection in New Jersey since 1984.

EEE is a rare, but serious mosquito-borne illness that causes inflammation of brain tissue. It has a significantly higher risk of death than West Nile Virus infection.

The event will be held in the first floor Auditorium, Health and Agriculture Building, Trenton.

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