Today I get my second booster for the Japanese B Encephalitis immunization, which those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of having it yet, is one of those shots that leaves your arm sore for a whole 3 days. I’d say that’s worth it since the following symptoms happen once you get it:
Fever, headache and malaise are other non-specific symptoms of this disease which may last for a period of between 1 and 6 days. Signs which develop during the acute encephalitic stage include neck rigidity, cachexia, hemiparesis, convulsions and a raised body temperature between 38 and 41 degrees Celsius. Mental retardation developed from this disease usually leads to coma. Mortality of this disease varies but is generally much higher in children. Transplacental spread has been noted. Life-long neurological defects such as deafness, emotional lability and hemiparesis may occur in those who have had central nervous system involvement. In known cases some effects also include nausea, headache, fever, vomiting and sometimes swelling of the testicles.
Even better yet, the following areas are prone to risk:
Kinda looks like our trip and Where We’re Going.
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