Japanese encephalitis immunization in South Korea: past, present, and future.

@article{Sohn2000JapaneseEI,
  title={Japanese encephalitis immunization in South Korea: past, present, and future.},
  author={Young Mo Sohn},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={6},
  pages={17 - 24}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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