CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS OUTBREAK
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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The end of July 1946 was the time of an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in the Far East, appearing as a result of a very hot summer with a small quantity of precipitation. Due to the odd clinical traits of Japanese encephalitis and its neurological form, only about 40 of the patients entered with correct diagnoses. In 14 patients there was no diagnosis established, relapsing chronic malaria was decided in 10 patients, clinical dysenteria in one, pneumonia in 4 and, finally, grippe in 8.
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