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Japanese Encephalitis

Fact

 JE virus is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia.
Usually asymptomatic. However, when clinical disease develops, the case-fatality ratio is 20-30% and 30-50% of the survivor of severe cases will continue to have neurologic, cognitive, or psychiatric symptoms

Vector

Bite from an infected mosquito, primarily Culex species

 

67,900 cases

Worldwide annually (estimated)


Symptoms: Fever, chills, headache, muscle pain, mental confusion, spasms in the neck and spine, muscle weakness


Severe case: Long-term neurologic, psychosocial, intellectual and/or physical disabilities in about 30-50% of survivors of severe cases; death
 

 Precautions against JE, including avoiding mosquito bites and vaccination, should be considered:
 - Take preventive measures when mosquitoes are most active, particularly from sunset to sunrise
 - Use a recommended insect repellent containing either Icaridin (20%) or DEET
 - Wear appropriate clothing (e.g.long sleeved shirt, long pants)

 

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