More children die from Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha, India

Recently, almost every day, 1 or more children are dying from Japanese encephalitis infection. The total number of deaths in the current Japanese encephalitis season has increased to 82 children.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers this province 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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