Taiwan sees first Japanese encephalitis case of year

Want China Tiomes
Date: 2015-06-14

Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced Friday the year’s first case of Japanese encephalitis and urged the public to get vaccinated and avoid mosquitoes, the primary vector of the disease.

A 31-year-old housewife in southern Taiwan remains in critical condition after being confirmed to have the disease two days ago.

She developed a fever and a headache June 2 and was hospitalized June 4 after her symptoms persisted and she began developing dizziness and vomiting, the CDC said.

Japanese encephalitis usually becomes prevalent between May and October and peaks in June and July, according to the CDC.     [FULL  STORY]

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