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.