Japanese encephalitis cases hit three-year high in Taiwan

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) 

As of July 11, there have been 19 Japanese encephalitis cases in Taiwan, breaking the record of the number of cases recorded in both 2013 and 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday. Adding on, four Japanese encephalitis cases were confirmed from July 5-11 in Nantou County and Taichung City in central Taiwan including Pingtung County and Yunlin County in southern Taiwan. Those infections brought the absolute number of cases to the topmost level since 2012. The CDC mentioned, 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 pinnacle, the CDC added, as well as advised the public to get vaccinated and make an effort to avoid the breeding of mosquitoes.

Date: 2015, July 15

Source: http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=2771000

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