Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a flavirus mosquito-borne virus which affects the brain. Approximately 70,000 clinical cases occur in 24 countries (WHO, 2015). They are prevalent around rural farming areas in Asia.
Most human infections with JE virus do not result in symptoms.
When symptoms do occur they include:
In symptomatic cases requiring hospitalisation death rates are high and neurological complications are common.
*Vaccine most effective if given time to become active. Some immunity will be provided for this vaccine if given up to the day before travel.
** accelerated schedule