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Japanese encephalitis on the rise in PH - The Manila Times Online
 

Japanese encephalitis on the rise in PH - The Manila Times Online

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Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness endemic to the Philippines and which is fatal in nearly 3 out of 10 severe cases, may be on the rise, a World Health Organization (WHO) report said, after the discovery last year by Chinese researchers that the current vaccine may not be effective against a re-emerging strain of the
 
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30 Aug 2017 - General
 
This news is really alarming because Japanese B Encephalitis is considered a very fatal disease with a high mortality rate and those who survive are either disabled or paralyzed for the rest of their lives. A vaccine distributed by Sanofi Pharmacy is known to be an effective prophylaxis against this disease. However, presently, it is out of stock in the market and in doctors clinics. Stocks are expected to be replenished in the next few months. This disease is known to be transmitted by a bite f...
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