Japanese encephalitis is a disease that can spread through bites of mosquito. The symptoms can usually take 5-15 days to develop ad it includes headache, fever, confusion, vomiting, and difficulty to move. Later on, swelling around the brain and even coma can develop. This is a dreaded disease which can lead to death when left untreated.
How to prevent it
There is a vaccine to prevent JE. It is best to get the vaccine before going to places with the known spread of the mosquito bite. The vaccine is given in 2 doses with a month apart. Prior to getting exposed, it is best to have the last dose at least 10 days.
Aside from the vaccine, it is also best to ensure that the skin is well covered or protected by wearing pants, long sleeves and applying mosquito repellent lotion.
Use calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream can help reduce the itch. It is not advisable to scratch the mosquito bites.
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