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Young Girl Suddenly Dies of Japanese Encephalitis Within Day of Experiencing Symptoms

Amid the rising number of cases of Japanese encephalitis in the country, a netizen has decided to share the ordeal her three-year-old cousin went through after being struck with the deadly disease in order to warn netizens.

In a lengthy post on Facebook, netizen Vallerie Ann Balagtas revealed the horrible experience of her young niece to inform the public about the dangers of Japanese encephalitis.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Vallerie Ann Balagtas



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Alexine T. Canda, a three-year-old girl from San Antonio, Mexico, Pampanga, passed away on Friday, September 1 due to Japanese encephalitis. The mosquitos-borne illness, which has a higher fatality rate compared to dengue, includes symptoms like fever, headaches, vomiting, and difficulty moving.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Vallerie Ann Balagtas

In Alexine’s case, she experienced the same symptoms and died within 24 hours after its onset, according to Vallerie.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Vallerie Ann Balagtas

“Mga sintomas po na nakita namin ay mataas na lagnat, pagtatae,Pagsusuka,Paninirik ng mata,Di makapag salita,masakit na tonsil,gilagid,sobrang sakit ng tiyan,at nanlalambot,at naninigas pag nag seizure,” Vallerie wrote.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Vallerie Ann Balagtas

According to the Department of Health, 57 cases of Japanese encephalitis have been recorded throughout the Philippines beginning January until August 5 this year. Five have died from the disease.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Vallerie Ann Balagtas

Although the disease is incurable, vaccines are available at P3,500 to P5,000 each.

 PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/Vallerie Ann Balagtas


Source: DefinitelyFilipino
Young Girl Suddenly Dies of Japanese Encephalitis Within Day of Experiencing Symptoms

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