Patients with Japanese encephalitis recover in Cordillera Region, Philippines

Seven patients diagnosed with Japanese encephalitis are reported to have recovered. There were no deaths. The patients resided in the villages of Apayao, Benguet and Kalinga.

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Short-term travellers and those who restrict their visits to urban areas are generally at very low risk. However, the risk varies according to season, destination, duration of travel, and activities. Vaccination is recommended for travellers with extensive outdoor exposure (camping, hiking, working, etc.) during the transmission season, particularly in endemic countries or areas where flooding irrigation is practised. Long-term travellers and expatriates are also at higher risk. All travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to Japanese encephalitis virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

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