Chiayi reports second Japanese encephalitis case

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/16
By: Yeh Tzu-kang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, July 16 (CNA) A second Japanese encephalitis case has been confirmed

Photo courtesy of Chiayi County government

in Chiayi County, bringing to 14 the total number of such cases in Taiwan this year, health officials of the southern Taiwan county said Sunday.

The patient was a 57-year-old man and resident of Shuishang Township, who developed a fever and a stiff neck and temporarily lost consciousness on July 7 and sought emergency treatment at a hospital.

He was confirmed to have been infected with Japanese encephalitis on July 14. He is now being treated in an intensive care unit.    [FULL  STORY]

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