Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 13th, 2005
"Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a disease caused by an arbovirus that is spread by marsh birds, amplified by pigs, and mainly transmitted by the bite of infected Culex tritaeniorhynchus mosquitoes. The estimated annual incidence and mortality rates are 30,000-50,000 and 10,000, respectively, and the estimated global burden of JE in 2002 was 709,000 disability-adjusted life years lost," scientists writing in the journal Acta Tropica report.
"Here, we discuss the contextual determinants of JE, and systematically examine studies assessing the relationship between irrigated rice...
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