Want China Times
The first indigenous case of Japanese encephalitis infection in Pingtung county this
year was confirmed Friday, indicating a spread of the disease to Taiwan’s southernmost county.
The patient, a 50-year-old woman residing in Pingtung, is being treated at a general ward in a Pingtung hospital, the county’s Public Health Bureau said in statement.
The woman developed a headache on June 12 and went to the emergency room of a local hospital for treatment and returned home afterwards, the county said.
But she went back to the hospital on June 15 with a fever and was admitted. Four days later she was put into the intensive care ward after falling in and out of consciousness. [FULL STORY]