This image depicts Bangladeshi Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP) fellow, Dr. Samsad Rabbani Khan, as he was conducting a physical examination on a patient during an encephalitis cluster investigation on May 30, 2014, at Chittagong Medical College Hospital located in the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh. A field investigation identified epidemiological links and exposures, and laboratory results confirmed the cause of the outbreak to be the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus.
”Japanese encephalitis (JE), [the cause of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES),] is a potentially severe disease. JE is caused by a virus spread by infected mosquitoes in Asia and the western Pacific. JE virus is one of a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that can cause inflammation of the brain (encephalitis).” For more information regarding this illness, click on the link below.
The FETP trains workers on the ground to help countries build sustainable capacity for detecting and responding to health threats. The program develops in-country expertise so that disease outbreaks can be detected locally and prevented from spreading.
For more on the FETP, or Japanese encephalitis (JE), see the links below.
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CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), Japanese Encephalitis
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