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    5 new Japanese encephalitis cases reported in Taiwan in past 2 weeks
    07/07/2020 09:12 PM

    Taipei, July 7 (CNA) Taiwan is currently in the peak season for Japanese encephalitis, with five new cases confirmed around the country recently, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

    From June 16 to July 2, five people in their 40s and 50s were confirmed as infected with the disease, with one case each in Changhua, Chiayi and Kaohsiung, and two in Taoyuan, according to the CDC...

    ...The confirmation of the five most recent cases brings the total number for the year to nine, including two each in Taoyuan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung and one each in Changhua, Chiayi and Tainan.

    From 2016-2019, Taiwan recorded 9, 16, 31 and 13 cases of Japanese encephalitis, respectively, with most of the patients in their 40s, CDC data shows...

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    Taiwan records youngest case of Japanese encephalitis in 21 years
    07/14/2020 08:52 PM

    Taipei, July 14 (CNA) Four new cases of Japanese encephalitis were confirmed in Taiwan recently, including a 3-month-old baby who was the youngest patient infected in the country since 1999, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

    Since Japanese encephalitis was designated a notifiable communicable disease in 1999, not many babies in Taiwan have been infected, the CDC said, adding that the youngest one prior to this year was a 6-month-old in 2007.

    In late June, however, a 3-month-old baby in Changhua County developed symptoms of fever and loss of appetite, and within a few days he was admitted to a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) after he started having seizures, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in a weekly briefing...