Measures to control Japanese encephalitis implemented in Manipur, India

With 2 deaths and over 25 persons hospitalized in Manipur due to Japanese encephalitis infections, health authorities have initiated mosquito control measures to control the spread of this virus.

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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.