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Arkansas Teen Battling Rare Infection from Mosquito Bite

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A Sevier County teenager battling a rare infection is in critical condition at Arkansas Children's Hospital.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- A Sevier County teenager battling a rare infection is in critical condition at Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Doctors believe 13-year-old Coleman Pearson is suffering from eastern equine encephalitis, an extremely rare illness passed on to humans from mosquitoes. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the illness can cause brain swelling and seizures, and is fatal in roughly 30 percent of all cases.

Loved ones are using the Facebook page "Prayers for Coleman" to update the public on his condition.
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