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Outbreak of Japanese encephalitis hits Malaysia

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:893
  1. Adam Easton
  1. Manila

    More than 50 people have died and hundreds of thousands of pigs-the possible carriers of the infection-have been slaughtered in Malaysia after an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.

    There have been 154 reported cases of Japanese encephalitis, of which 42 have been confirmed, and 56 deaths in Negeri Sembilan, 90 km south of the capital, Kuala Lumpur, and in Perak. Many of the victims were adult …

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