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Year's first case of Encephalitis B

SHANGHAI'S health authorities reported this year's first case of encephalitis B yesterday.

An 11-year-old migrant boy who came to the city's Songjiang District to visit his family was diagnosed with the infectious disease.

To prevent the spread of the mosquito-born disease, Songjiang authorities started spraying pesticides in areas where the insects breed around the boy's neighborhood

The community hospital checked all children living within 300 meters of the boy's residence and has started immunizing all those who had not been vaccinated. They also distributed health education pamphlets.

Experts said encephalitis B mainly affects children under the age of 14.

Shanghai usually has 13 to 14 cases a year and most victims are migrant children who weren't vaccinated. Migrant parents should take their children for vaccination in time as it is free, according to city officials.


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