Japanese encephalitis reported in Jamshepur, Jharkhand State, India
According to local authorities in Jamshedpur, there is a very high rate of Japanese encephalitis cases reported from different districts of the Kolhan region. Five new cases have been diagnosed.
Short-term travellers and those who restrict their visits to urban areas are generally at very low risk. However, the risk varies according to season, destination, duration of travel, and activities. Vaccination is recommended for travellers with extensive outdoor exposure (camping, hiking, working, etc.) during the transmission season, particularly in endemic countries or areas where flooding irrigation is practised. Long-term travellers and expatriates are also at higher risk. All travellers can reduce their risk of exposure to Japanese encephalitis virus by taking all necessary precautions to avoid mosquito bites.