Japanese encephalitis outbreak in Manipur State, India

An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis has been confirmed in Manipur State. NIne cases have been confirmed and more cases are suspected. Affected districts are: Chandel, Churachandpur, Impal East, Impal West, Thoubal and Ukhrul.

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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, especially if visiting rural rice growing areas.

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