Man contracts JE disease in Sabah

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) – A 21-year-old man in a village in Tambunan has contracted Japanese Encephalitis (JE) disease, Sabah Health and People’s Wellbeing Minister Datuk Frankie Poon Fung Ming announced yesterday.

He said the man, from Kampung Lubong, was under treatment in Keningau Hospital and his condition is stable.

The blood sample from the man sent to the National Public Health Laboratory in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, tested positive for the JE virus, he told a press conference at Wisma Tun Fuad.

The JE virus has been detected in an animal farm in Tambunan, he said.