Rugby fans travelling to the World Cup in Japan later this year are being warned about the dangers of a potentially deadly viral brain infection known as Japanese encephalitis.
Charity organisation, The Encephalitis Society, prompted fans to get vaccinated if they plan on expanding their trip to the countryside, when visiting Japan.
There are approximately 68,000 cases of the disease worldwide each year, with almost one third of those being fatal, according to the World Health Organisation.
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A charity organization has warned rugby fans about a potentially deadly viral brain infection known as Japanese encephalitis.
People making the trip for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan should consider getting vaccinated against it, if they plan on visiting rural parts of the country, it said.
Over 600,000 international fans are expected to visit Japan, and with just over a month to go until the tournament kicks off, campaigners are trying to raise awareness of the disease which is spread through mosquito bites.
Japanese encephalitis affects approximately 68,000 people worldwide each year, with between 13,600 to 20,400 of reported cases being fatal, according to the World Health Organisation.
For those fortunate enough to survive, side effects include seizures, …read more
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