Japanese encephalitis is widespread in Assam, India

An outbreak of seasonal Japanese encephalitis is now widespread in Assam. Health authorities have carried out a vaccination campaign for children ages 1-15.

Travellers to this area should be aware of the high risk of exposure to the Japanese encephalitis virus and take all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Travellers should consider vaccination against Japanese encephalitis.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Japanese encephalitis.

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