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Japanese encephalitis

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Introduction
Japanese encephalitis is a type of viral brain infection that is spread through mosquito bites. It’s common in rural areas throughout Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and the Far East.
Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis
In most people, the Japanese encephalitis virus causes no symptoms or mild symptoms that are often mistaken for the flu.
Causes of Japanese encephalitis
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is caused by a flavivirus. This is a type of virus that can affect both animals and humans. The virus is passed by mosquitos
Diagnosing Japanese encephalitis
If you have any of the symptoms of Japanese encephalitis and have recently visited or are still in a country where it is a risk, get medical help immediately.
Treating Japanese encephalitis
At the moment, there is no specific treatment for Japanese encephalitis although measures can be taken to control your symptoms and prevent complications
Complications of Japanese encephalitis
It can be hard to predict what will be the effects of having this type of brain infection as they can range from making a full recover to being disabled
Japanese encephalitis vaccination
A vaccine against Japanese encephalitis is available for people visiting a country where there is an increased risk of catching the disease.
Preventing Japanese encephalitis
The vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is not completely effective, so you should also protect yourself against mosquito bites in high-risk areas.