Japanese encephalitis is beginning to circulating in Assam, India

Some people infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus have been detected in Nalbari and Dibrugarh districts. Five people, including an 8 year old girl, have died. In 2015, approximately 23% of the more than 500 reported cases died from their infections.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to this area 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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