Japanese encephalitis continues to be fatal in Odisha, India

The number of people who have died from Japanese encephalitis has increased to 68, the latest death being a child in Malkangiri.

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Advice For Travellers

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 for travellers visiting rural areas or engaging in agricultural activities such as rice cultivation.