Japanese Encephalitis — Malaysia
Penang has reported 2 cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in the locality of Sungai Bakap, Seberang Prai Selatan.
The last time authorities detected JE in Penang was in 2018.
For the uninitiated, JE is caused by a type of virus related to dengue and is spread in a similar manner too, via mosquitoes. There is no cure for JE, but safe and effective vaccines are available.
According to the World Health Organization, common symptoms of JE are mild, and include fever and headache without