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Encephalitis B outbreak kills 17 in northern China

August 11, 2006

BEIJING (Reuters) – An outbreak of mosquito-borne
encephalitis B has killed 17 people in a city in northern China
in the past two weeks, the official Xinhua news agency
reported.

Health experts and local authorities in Yuncheng in Shanxi
Province were working on urgent measures to prevent the spread
of the disease, the agency said.

It quoted the city’s health bureau as having confirmed at
least 40 cases of the disease, which causes inflammation of the
brain.


Source: reuters



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