More children die from Japanese encephalitis in Odisha and Uttar Pradesh, India

In Odisha, the number of children dying from Japanese encephalitis continues to increase. So far, a total of 50 children have died in the past 4 weeks. At least 61 affected children are hospitalized.

At least 112 more children have been hospitalized with this infection in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.

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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 for travellers visiting rural areas or engaging in agricultural activities such as rice cultivation.

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