Japanese Encephalitis

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Symptoms

Severity of this disease varies but is generally much higher in children. Lifelong defects such as deafness, emotional and mental tiredness may occur in those who have had central nervous system complications. In known cases some effects also include nausea, headache, fever, vomiting and sometimes swelling of the testicles.

Cause of dissease

Japanese Encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral infection, the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. The Japanese encephalitis virus is related to the viruses of St. Louis encephalitis and Murray Valley encephalitis and to the West Nile virus. Infection leads to overt encephalitis in only 1 of 20 to 1,000 cases.
Japanese encephalitis virus cannot be transmitted from person-to-person.