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Volume 15, Number 10—October 2009


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)
          71 (19)
          M           59 (66)
          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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