Japanese Encephalitis

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Japanese encephalitis is a viral and chronic disease that attacks human brain using mosquito bites as its primary transmission.

China marked the first evidence of this disease, which later spread to other countries in Southeast Asia, including Torres Strait Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia.

The early symptoms will take up to 15 days since the first bite until your General Practitioner recognizes it. However, some cases also reveal this disease may also turn to be asymptomatic, leaving a small percent of patients who suffer from coma, convulsions, headache, and high fever. Without prompt medical treatment, these people should deal with 33% risk of death or life-long disabilities.

Symptoms as Suggested by Unanderra Family Doctors

  1. Headache
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Seizures
  4. Fever
  5. Muscle pain
  6. Coma

Prevention

While team of the world’s best doctor are still listing the prevention tips, avoiding mosquito bites is the simplest prevention act you can apply. These helpful tips should help you:

  1. While camping, do not forget to use mosquito nets
  2. At dusk and dawn, wear long pants, socks, and long sleeves
  3. When outdoors, use mosquito repellent containing strong DEET

Vaccination

Vaccination is the only hope your GP can give. With single injection, any person older than 12 years will be free from worrying about this disease.

One of our friendly customer care representatives should be able to assist you to get further information. Please make an appointment today and come into our Unanderra Doctor bulk billing General Medical Practice and Surgery to discuss how we can help.

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