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Japanese Encephalitis in Vietnam

01 Jul 2016

The media has reported that The Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre announced an additional 6 Japanese encephalitis (JE) cases during the past week in the city, bringing the total to 9.

The deputy Head of Hanoi’s Health Department requested the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre to increase surveillance in hospitals and communities in effort to contain outbreak.

Advice for Travellers

Japanese encephalitis vaccine is recommended for certain travellers considered to be at risk; particularly during the high risk season. Travellers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites.