Pampanga has the highest cases of the deadly Japanese encephalitis

Joniel Monton

 

PAMPANGA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) warned “Kapampangans” to keep the environment clean and be careful of diseases brought about by mosquitoes.

This was after the province of Pampanga was reported to have the most cases of Japanese encephalitis in Central Luzon.

This year 149 cases of illnesses have been recorded in Region III; 22 of which are from Pampanga.

Japanese encephalitis is acquired through bites from infected mosquitoes of the Culex species.

The primary victims of the disease are children aged 15 below who have a weak immune system.

The disease is known as a neurologic na infection because it mainly destroys the human brain, and if neglected, can cause death.

Those who recover from the illness suffer side effects such as seizures and mood swings.

“Itong Japanese encephalitis ay kailangang katakutan kung hindi tayo magiging handa sa pagsosolve ng problem natin sa paglaganap ng sakit,” reminded Dr. Cindy Canlas, medical officer from DOH Central Luzon.  ( This Japanese encephalitis should be feared if we do not do anything to solve the danger of its spread.)

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