More Japanese encephalitis in India

People infected with Japanese encephalitis virus have been reported from several districts in Tripura in the last 4 months. At least 43 cases have occurred in the West, Sepahijala, Khowai, Gomati, Dhalai, South, Unakoti and North Tripura Districts.

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Advice For Travellers

The risk for the general traveller is low, but 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.