Japanese encephalitis cases in Tamil Nadu, India

Although final statistics are not yet available with the number of people infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus in the state of Tamil Nadu, at least 36 cases have been reported by different districts. Compared to 2015, when there were 53 reported cases, there may be fewer cases in 2016 when final statistics are available.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure to this virus is low for most travellers, visitors 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 for travellers visiting rural areas or engaging in agricultural activities such as rice cultivation.

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