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    South Korea Issues Nationwide Encephalitis Warning

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    South Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a nationwide encephalitis warning, urging residents to get vaccinated if needed and to pay attention to personal hygiene, local media reported.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The health authority said that it had registered over 500 mosquitoes of the Culex tritaeniorhynchus species – the carriers of the disease — in the country, according to the Yonhap news agency.

    The virus can cause acute inflammation of the brain, with severe cases leading to death.

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