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Japanese encephalitis immunization in South Korea: past, present, and future.
  • Published Date:
    2000 Jan-Feb
  • Source:
    Emerg Infect Dis. 6(1):17-24.
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    Emerg Infect Dis
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    Japanese encephalitis (JE), once a major public health problem in South Korea, has declined since the 1980s, as a result of improved living conditions, a mosquito eradication program, and a national JE vaccination program, which includes annual booster vaccine for all children less than or equal to 15 years of age. Increased immunity has greatly reduced illness and death; however, vaccine adverse effects are increasing, and a National Compensation Program for Vaccine Injury was begun in 1995. This article reviews past successes, current problems, and future direction of the JE vaccination program in South Korea.

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