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Japanese Encephalitis in India (Update)

21 Oct 2016

A media reportLink of the 17 October 2016 advises that the Japanese encephalitis (JE) outbreak in Odisha’s tribal-dominated Malkangiri district is ongoing, and there are currently 56 associated deaths.

In response, a senior bureaucrat has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty charged with monitoring and overseeing measures to control and prevent further spread of JE.

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.