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Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis
Date:6/16/2009

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Japanese Encephalitis is a serious infection which occurs in certain rural parts of Asia and it's transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It causes the brain to swell and symptoms of severe infections include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, abnormal movements, occasional convulsions (especially in infants), coma, and paralysis. About 1 in 4 of such cases results in death.

"In addition to being vaccinated travelers need to know how to use the correct type of mosquito repellent and other precautionary measures," cautioned Lessans. She went on to offer some tips for travelers:

  • Remain in well-screened areas whenever possible
  • Wear clothes that cover most of the body
  • Use an insect repellent containing 20%-30% DEET on skin.
  • Spray Permethrin on clothes, bedding and mosquito nets

For more information visit www.passporthealthusa.com or call 888-499-(PASS)

    Jorge Castillo
    410-727-0556
    Jorge.castillo@passporthealthusa.com


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