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Travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK

Japanese Encephalitis in India

04 Aug 2016

The media has reported a potential resurgence of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in flooded districts of Assam; the state has reported over 295 JE positive cases with 66 casualities to date.

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.