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Encephalitis case reported

July 19, 2016

The Centre for Health Protection today reported the first case of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong this year and urged people to take preventative measures against mosquitoes.


The case involves a 22-year-old woman who fell ill after travelling to Thailand and Myanmar from June 19 to 26.


She was admitted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital and tested positive for Japanese encephalitis. She is in stable condition.

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