Only 1 jab in the arm today for:
- Japanese Encephalitis (2 of 3)
The Japanese Encephalitis is an interesting one. Whilst it’s fairly rare the mortality rate is about 30% and a percentage of survivors wind up with some kind of mental or nervous disability as a result. I guess I see it as one of those sorts of things that is unlikely to be caught but given the consequences it’s worth immunisation against. Apparently Shenzhen is one of the most common areas for the disease. The disease is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, not the dawn and dusk kind that are most common in Australia but the “out all day” type mosquitoes. I shall have the mozzie radar on.