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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine?

Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne virus that leads to swelling of the brain. It can affect the central nervous system and cause severe complications, like long-term neurological disability and death.

People get Japanese encephalitis when they are bitten by a mosquito infected with the virus. Japanese encephalitis is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Brain damage
  • Coma
  • Tremors
  • Convulsions (especially in infants)
  • Paralysis

Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis usually appear 5-15 days after the bite from an infected mosquito.

There is no specific treatment for this condition. Care for people with the disease...