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Volume 26, Number 9—September 2020

Japanese Encephalitis Virus as Cause of Acute Encephalitis, Bhutan

Sonam Wangchuk, Tshewang Dorji Tamang, Jit Bahadur Darnal, Sonam Pelden, Karma Lhazeen, Mimi Lhamu Mynak, G. William Letson, Shalini Khare, Brandon Troy Leader, Anthony A. Marfin, and Susan L. HillsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Royal Centre for Disease Control Thimphu, Bhutan (S. Wangchuk, J.B. Darnal, S. Pelden); Department of Public Health, Thimphu (T.D. Tamang, K. Lhazeen); Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital, Thimphu (M.L. Mynak); PATH, Seattle, Washington, USA (G.W. Letson, B.T. Leader, A.A. Marfin); PATH India, Delhi, India (S. Khare); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (S.L. Hills)

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Japanese encephalitis cases and incidence based on sentinel surveillance at 5 hospitals, Bhutan*

Cases and incidence 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
No. cases 3 0 2 2 5 4 3 1
Incidence/100,000 population* 0.4 0 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.1
No. cases in children <15 y 3 0 2 1 4 3 1 0
Incidence/100,000 children <15 y* 1.4 0 0.9 0.4 1.7 1.3 0.5 0

*Incidence calculations were based on the total population of Bhutan because sentinel hospital catchment population sizes were unavailable.

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