Want China Times
There have been 19 Japanese encephalitis cases in Taiwan so far this year as of July 11,
already exceeding the number of cases seen in both 2013 and 2014, the country’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday.
Four Japanese encephalitis cases were confirmed during the week of July 5-11 in the city of Taichung, in Nantou county in central Taiwan, and Yunlin and Pingtung counties in southern Taiwan, the CDC said.
Those infections brought the total number of cases to the highest level since 2012. According to the CDC, there were 33 Japanese encephalitis cases in all of 2010, 22 in 2011, 32 in 2012, 16 in 2013 and 18 in 2014.
The mosquito-borne disease is at its peak, the CDC said, and it urged the public to get vaccinated and try to avoid mosquitoes. [FULL STORY]