2nd case of Japanese encephalitis reported in Hong Kong

A new case of Japanese encephalitis has been hospitalized in Hong Kong. Although the total number of cases so far this year is only 2, authorities are urging the population to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers to this area can reduce their risk of exposure to Japanese encephalitis virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Although Japanese encephalitis virus is found in eastern China, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is not recommended at this time for travellers to Hong Kong.

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