Children with Japanese encephalitis in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand state, India

Four young children are among the 18 patients possibly infected with Japanese encephalitis virus in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand state.

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Advice For Travellers

The season for transmission of the Japanese encephalitis virus is beginning, and the risk for the general traveller may be high in some locations, especially in northeastern parts of the country. Travellers to areas where this virus is circulating can reduce their risk of exposure to Japanese encephalitis virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Vaccination against Japanese encephalitis is recommended, especially if visiting rural rice growing areas.

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