Japanese Encephalitis Symptoms and Prevention

 Japanese encephalitis is an acute viral epidemic caused by small red house mosquitoes infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus being infected by the human body while biting people.

Symptoms are rapid, with high fever, headaches, lethargy, or excitement initially occurring, and as the disease progresses, the central nervous system becomes infected, causing unconsciousness, convulsions, and coma and death. Most of the patients in Asian countries are children and teenagers under the age of 15, and the number of elderly patients has recently increased in Japan.

Japanese methods of preventing encephalitis

1. Minimize skin exposure

It is recommended to wear long, brightly colored pants and long sleeves to minimize skin exposure and wear clothes that are wide enough to prevent mosquitoes from vampirizing.

2. Use mosquito repellent during outdoor activities

It is recommended to use mosquito repellent on exposed skin, clothing, top of shoes and socks. A mosquito net treated with mosquito repellent should be used in the tent when sleeping outdoors such as camping. In addition, outdoor activities should refrain from using strong perfumes or cosmetics that can attract mosquitoes.

3. Prevent mosquitoes from entering the home

Small cracks should be blocked to prevent mosquitoes from entering the home, and insect screens or mosquito nets should be checked and repaired.

4. Remove where mosquitoes can live

It is recommended to prevent mosquitoes from inhabiting by removing stagnant water from puddles and blocked drainage near the house, which can be a habitat for mosquito larvae.

Natural mosquito repellent

1. Cinnamon

After washing cinnamon in water, put it in a net and put it by the window, or mix cinnamon and ethanol in a 1:1 ratio to ripen it for about a day and spray it like a spray to see the effect of natural pesticides.

2. Mugwort

Dry the mugwort and put it in a non-burning bowl and burn it to prevent bugs from getting tangled. Especially, it is good to use this method in camping or outdoors.

3. Herb

Putting mosquito-hating herbs such as rosemary, basil, lavender, and gwacho at home is a big help in chasing bugs and mosquitoes.

4. Tangerine, orange peel

Tangerine or orange peel is cut about 1cm wide, dried in the sun, and burned in a non-burning bowl to create a natural mosquito scent. It can also act as a mosquito repellent and air freshener just by placing dried shells all over the house.