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Taichung sees year's first Japanese encephalitis case

TAIPEI--A man in Taichung, central Taiwan, has been confirmed as the first locally contracted Japanese encephalitis case this year, health officials said Tuesday.

The 52-year-old man showed symptoms of fever, headache and lethargy June 8 and sought treatment at the Chinese Medical University hospital. By June 13, he began to be disoriented and he suffered paralysis in his limbs.

The hospital alerted the Ministry of Health and Welfare, which confirmed the diagnosis.

The man's condition was stabilized and he is now in a regular ward. Family members of the man have shown no symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease.

1 Comment
June 21, 2014    curtisakbar@
Would be nice to know if this man was a pig farmer, as they have a higher chance of catching the disease due to their working conditions.

Is it a case of bad luck or disease from the pigs?
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