More children die from Japanese encephalitis in Odisha, India

Deaths due to Japanese encephalitis have increased to 27 people, including 6 children, living in 21 villages under 6 blocks of the Malkangiri district.

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Advice For Travellers

Now is the season for transmission of the virus that causes Japanese encephalitis. 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.