Sunday, December 2, 2007

Japanese Encephalitis

So far this year, 2450 cases of acute encephalitis syndrome have been reported in the Uttar Pradesh in India, and about 500 people have died from Japanense encephalitis. Japanese encephalitis is a flavivirus that is typically transmitted via a mosquito vector, often Culex tritaeniorhynchus. Domestic pigs and wild birds serve as reservoirs. Japanese encephalitis is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia.


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