Warning for Japanese encephalitis in South Korea

Based on the finding of Japanese encephalitis virus in the mosquito population, the KCDC (Korea Centers for Disease control and Prevention) has issued a warning for Japanese encephalitis.

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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.