Vaccine still best defense
vs. Japanese encephalitis
MANILA - Vaccination remains to be the most effective way to prevent and control Japanese encephalitis, the Philippine Pediatric Society and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines said.
In a statement, the two groups noted that while they agree that such prevention methods as vector control and personal protective measures can be used, "JE vaccination is the only method proven highly effective for prevention”.
The Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases agreed, saying that vaccination should be part of a comprehensive JE prevention and control strategy, apart from vector control, surveillance and clinical management.