By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)
on Tuesday (June 12) announced that seven new Japanese encephalitis cases have been confirmed in Taiwan.
The new cases include one in Taichung City, one in Changhua County, one in Chiayi County, one in Tainan City, and three in Kaohsiung City, according to the agency.
As the Japanese encephalitis season (May-October) has arrived, Taiwan CDC advises people who frequent mosquito-prone areas such as pig farms and rice paddy fields to take precautions against mosquito bites and ensure age-appropriate children receive Japanese encephalitis vaccination in a timely manner in order to ward off infection. [FULL STORY]