For those scared of sharks ...“The number of mosquito-caused deaths really is a mind-blowing thing. Other than humans killing humans during periods of war, most years, the mosquito wins,” The reason? Mosquitoes carry diseases, including: Malaria, dengue fever virus, Rift Valley fever virus, yellow fever, West Nile virus, Lymphatic filariasis, and Japanese encephalitis. These mosquito-borne infections don’t just kill — they debilitate millions of people and more than 700k die from the disease.
In 2000, when physician Julie Jacobson visited Kurnool in southern India, hospital wards were overflowing with children. The culprit: Japanese encephalitis, a mosquito-borne virus that causes paralysis, seizures, and death. The disease has killed more than 3 million children worldwide over the last 60 years.
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A Chinese manufacturer earned the World Health Organization’s stamp of approval for its production of the first practical vaccine for use in the developing world against Japanese encephalitis, a disease spread by mosquitoes that kills15,000 children every year and leaves tens of thousands more with permanent brain damage and paralysis. Read more: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/health/china-gives-world-japanese-encephalitis-vaccine.html
Example of an in-migrating disease concer Japanese Encephalitis. Source: Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is a leading cause of encephalitis in Asia, causing an estimated 67,900 JE cases annually. .Uncategorized http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6233a2.htm?s_cid=mm6233a2_e&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery