Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral infection spread by the Culex mosquito throughout greater Asia.

  • Symptoms are usually absent although there may be reduced consciousness or fitting.
  • 25% of people who contract the disease will die and up to 30% retain some neurological or psychiatric change.
  • The risk of Japanese encephalitis differs seasonally.
  • Prevention is through vaccination and avoiding mosquito bites.

Detailed vaccination advice suited to your risk factors for JE is available during a travel consult with any TCA doctor.

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