Warning of mozzie ills
AUSTRALIAN travellers have been warned about visiting Bali and other popular tourist spots in Asia after a recent spike in a deadly mosquitoborne brain disease.
Indonesia’s health ministry says cases of Japanese encephalitis have risen in the country.
The deadly disease can also cause blindness, weakness and movement disorders. Signs of the viral brain infection include fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, tremors, paralysis and convulsions, particularly in children.
The current fatality rate in patients with severe cases is between 20 and 30 per cent.