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Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis Causes

The disease is caused by the mosquite-borne Japanese encephalitis virus which belongs to the family Flaviviridae. The virus usually resides in domestic pigs and wild birds that can be transmitted to humans which can lead to serious symptoms.

Japanese Encephalitis Definition

It is a serious viral disease that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes in the agricultural areas of Asia. The virus infection affects the central nervous system and can lead to serious problems and even death.

Japanese Encephalitis Diagnosis

The common tests to diagnose the disease are through blood test or spinal fluid.

Japanese Encephalitis Symptoms and Signs

For mild cases of the disease there are mild or no symptoms at all but for severe cases symptoms may begin with flu-like illness, fever, chills, tiredness, headache, vomiting and nausea. During the early stage of the disease confusion and anxiety can also happen.

Japanese Encephalitis Treatment

There is no particular cure for Japanese Encephalitis. Patient care concentrates in curing the symptoms and the problems that arise due to the disease.

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