Japanese Fever: The Japanese fever i.e. encephalitis spreads every year in about 20 states in the country. Especially in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, in the year 2017, 30 children died in one day due to Japanese fever. According to the WHO, the first case of the disease was reported in the year 1871. This virus is spread by mosquitoes is a species of dengue, yellow fever, and western indigo virus.
What is encephalitis i.e. Japanese fever?
Encephalitis is a fatal disease. This is a serious disease in which your brain starts swelling. This requires emergency treatment. Anyone can be the victim of this disease, but children and old people are most at risk.
How encephalitis occurs?
Although the cause of encephalitis cannot be said with certainty, but still these 5 reasons can be related.
1. In case of viral infection, many viruses can reach the brain and cause encephalitis.
2. If there is a disturbance in the immunity of the disease against infection, it directly attacks the brain, which can cause swelling in the brain.
3. Fungal infection
4. Japanese fever encephalitis is a disease spread by mosquitoes.
Not only India, the terror of encephalitis is spreading in the world
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a US government body, the virus has been identified worldwide from India, Indonesia, Singapore, Russia and Sri Lanka to Australia. According to the CDC, 20 to 30 percent of those affected by the disease die.