The risk of Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese B Encephalitis is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Over 50,000 cases are reported to occur each year. The disease is found in over 25 countries throughout the world.

The disease is transmitted through the bite of an infected female culex mosquito. In the majority of cases these may occur within rural areas of the endemic countries and especially in regions where pig farming is found. Transmission can occur in urban areas but this is uncommon.

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