1996 - Japanese encephalitis in Nepal
04 October 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
Up to 27 September 1996, 697 cases with 118 deaths of suspected Japanese encephalitis had been reported. During 1995 the total number of JE cases reported was 772 with 126 deaths. Teams from the Ministry of Health with an entomologist from the WHO Office for the South East Asian Region have been sent to the affected areas in Eastern and Mid-Western Regions where most cases have been reported. insecticides and vaccine are needed.