Karong panahon sa ting-ulan, gawas sa dengue laing sakit ang gipahimangno karon sa buhatan sa DOH gikan gihapon sa paak sa lamok. Kini ang “Japanese Encephalitis”. Padayon natong i-mintinar ang kahindik sa atong palibot. Mag-amping kita kanunay!
UNSA ANG JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS:
Virus transmitted by mosquito bites. The virus comes from pigs and waterbirds and is transmitted to humans via the Culex mosquito.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
High Fever, Headache, Stiff Neck, Disorientation, Paralysis, Seizures, Coma, Death.
IS THERE A CURE?
J.E. has no cure, Treatment focuses on RELIEVING SYMPTOMS and supporting the patient to fight infection. J.E. can be prevented by vaccination.
LIKELY INCREASE IN J.E. TRANSMISSION WITH THE FOLLOWING:
* Presence of pigs and waterbirds. Domestic chickens and ducks may also carry the virus.
* Proximity to Culex (mosquito) breeding sites, such as ricefields and water ponds. JE has also been detected in urban areas.
* Rainy season
HOW TO PREVENT J.E.?
1. Use repellents, mosquito nets, and wearing clothes with good coverage.