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Japanese Encephalitis

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by McCoy K
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and do a physical exam. Tests may include the following:
 

Prevention

There is a Japanese encephalitis vaccine. It is recommended for people who live or travel in certain parts of Asia and for lab workers who are at risk of exposure to the virus.
Also, take the following measures to protect yourself from mosquito bites:
  • Remain in well-screened areas.
  • Wear clothes that cover most of your body.
  • Use insect repellents that contain up to 30% NN-diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) on skin and clothing.
  • Use proper mosquito netting at night. Look for netting treated with insecticide.
 

RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov

Traveler's Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

Public Health Agency of Canada
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca

 

References


CDC Japanese encephalitis home page. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/japaneseencephalitis. Accessed November 19, 2009.


Japanese encephalitis. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/japaneseencephalitis. Accessed April 20, 2007.


Japanese encephalitis. Directors of Health Promotion and Education website. Available at: http: //www.dhpe.org/infect/jpenceph.html. Accessed April 20, 2007.


Japanese encephalitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Accessed April 20, 2007.


Japanese encephalitis vaccine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/je-ixiaro.html. Updated December 7, 2011. Accessed February 24, 2012.


Vaccine is key to preventing outbreaks of Japanese encephalitis. UNICEF website. Available at: http://www.unicef.org/immunization/india%5F28555.html. Accessed April 20, 2007.


10/1/2013 DynaMed Systematic Literature Surveillance DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance : Reimer LJ, Thomsen EK, Tisch DJ, et al. Insecticidal bed nets and filariasis transmission in Papua New Guinea. N Eng J Med. 2013 Aug 22; 369(8):745-53.

 

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