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The Taiwan CDC reported three more confirmed cases of Japanese encephalitis–this includes a man in his 50s from Huatan Township, Changhua County, a man in his 40s from Dongshi Township, Yunlin County, and Taitung City. The boy under the age of 5 in Guanshan Town.

Japanese encephalitis geography/CDC

This brings the total cases of the mosquito-borne infection to seven in Taiwan to date. The residences of the cases are Hsinchu County, Changhua County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Tainan City, Pingtung County and Taitung County.

The number of confirmed cases nationwide from 2018 to 2021 were 32, 14, 17, and 15 respectively, with most adults over 40 years old, but all age groups are at risk of infection.

The CDC says the most effective way to prevent Japanese encephalitis is vaccination.