Japanese encephalitis

Common Name(s)

Japanese encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease that infects humans and animals. JE causes inflammation of the membranes around the brain. It is transmitted to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes. This disease is mainly in rural and partially urban settings, with transmission often increasing during the rainy seasons, when large epidemics can occur. Signs and symptoms of JE are typically mild and include fever and headache. More severe symptoms of JE include rapid onset of high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, spastic paralysis, and death. Those who survive may suffer permanent intellectual, behavioral, or neurological problems, such as paralysis, recurrent seizures, or the inability to speak. There is currently no cure for JE, but safe and effective vaccines are available to prevent JE.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Japanese encephalitis" returned 419 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Updated estimation of the impact of a Japanese encephalitis immunization program with live, attenuated SA 14-14-2 vaccine in Nepal.
 

Author(s): Shyam Raj Upreti, Nicole P Lindsey, Rajendra Bohara, Ganga Ram Choudhary, Sushil Shakya, Mukunda Gautam, Jagat Narain Giri, Marc Fischer, Susan L Hills

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne disease that is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality in many Asian countries. The objective of this study was to describe the impact of the JE immunization program using SA 14-14-2 JE vaccine implemented in Nepal during ...

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2017

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Spatio-temporal epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in Nepal, 2007-2015.
 

Author(s): Dhan Kumar Pant, Tenzin Tenzin, Rakesh Chand, Barun Kumar Sharma, Padam Raj Bist

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a major public health problem in Nepal. For the effective management and surveillance of JE, a clear understanding of its epidemiology is essential. Therefore, we conducted descriptive and spatial analyses to understand the spatio-temporal distribution ...

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2017

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Japanese Encephalitis Surveillance and Immunization - Asia and Western Pacific Regions, 2016.
 

Author(s): James D Heffelfinger, Xi Li, Nyambat Batmunkh, Varja Grabovac, Sergey Diorditsa, Jayantha B Liyanage, Sirima Pattamadilok, Sunil Bahl, Kirsten S Vannice, Terri B Hyde, Susan Y Chu, Kimberley K Fox, Susan L Hills, Anthony A Marfin

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is the most important vaccine-preventable cause of encephalitis in the Asia-Pacific region. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends integration of JE vaccination into national immunization schedules in all areas where the disease is a public ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2017

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The terms "Japanese encephalitis" returned 30 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Japanese encephalitis virus infection, diagnosis and control in domestic animals.
 

Author(s): Karen L Mansfield, Luis M Hernández-Triana, Ashley C Banyard, Anthony R Fooks, Nicholas Johnson

Journal: Vet. Microbiol.. 2017 Mar;201():85-92.

 

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a significant cause of neurological disease in humans throughout Asia causing an estimated 70,000 human cases each year with approximately 10,000 fatalities. The virus contains a positive sense RNA genome within a host-derived membrane and is classified ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2017

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Rethinking Japanese Encephalitis Virus Transmission: A Framework for Implicating Host and Vector Species.
 

Author(s): Jennifer S Lord, Emily S Gurley, Juliet R C Pulliam

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Last Updated: 15 Dec 2015

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Travel-acquired Japanese encephalitis and vaccination considerations.
 

Author(s): Androula Pavli, Helena C Maltezou

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a serious arboviral disease caused by a virus of the genus Flavivirus. Japanese encephalitis is the most common vaccine-preventable virus causing encephalitis in Asia, affecting more than 50,000 persons and leading to 15,000 fatalities per year in endemic ...

Last Updated: 28 Sep 2015

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Postmarketing Surveillance Study for IMOJEV® in Republic of Korea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Japanese Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 9 Oct 2017

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