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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009

Letter

Japanese Encephalitis in Hill and Mountain Districts, Nepal

Anuj Bhattachan, Sumi Amatya, Tika Ram Sedai, Shyam Raj Upreti, and Jeffrey PartridgeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: World Health Organization, Kathmandu, Nepal (A. Bhattachan, S. Amatya, T.R. Sedai, J. Partridge); and Ministry of Health and Population, Kathmandu (S.R. Upreti)

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Characteristics of Japanese encephalitis case-patients, hill and mountain districts (excluding Kathmandu Valley), Nepal, 2007

          Characteristic           No. (%) case-patients
          Age, y*
          <1           6 (7)
          1–14           67 (74)
          >15
          71 (19)
          Sex
          M           59 (66)
          F
          31 (34)
          Death associated with Japanese encephalitis
          5 (6)
          Specimen type collected
          Serum           77 (86)
          Cerebrospinal fluid
          13 (14)
          History of travel outside district of residence†
          No           84 (94)
          Yes           3 (3)
          Unknown           3 (3)

          *Range 4 mo–79 y.
          †During the 30 days before onset of symptoms.

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