Japanese encephalitis spreads to state of Chhattisgarh, India

Another death due to Japanese encephalitis brings the total number of people who have died from this infection to 75 in Sukma district. This district borders on the state of Odisha where this virus is now circulating.

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure for the general traveller is low, travellers to areas where this virus is circulating can minimize 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.