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Japanese encephalitis


The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Friday on three more confirmed cases of Japanese encephalitis in Taiwan, from Kaohsiung City, Changhua County and Yunlin County (1 case each).

This brings the country total to 13 in 2022.


In addition, the CDC announced today that the country’s third confirmed case of monkeypox imported from abroad. The patient is a male in his 20s in northern Taiwan who traveled to the United States.

On the August 2, after returning home by plane, he was quarantined at home. On August 3rd, he developed symptoms such as lymphadenopathy, pustules, back pain, and fever. On August 4th, the health unit arranged for medical treatment and inspection. He was confirmed positive today.  After the epidemic investigation, a total of 2 high-risk contacts have been listed.