Japanese Encephalitis News and Research

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Japanese encephalitis (previously known as Japanese B encephalitis to distinguish it from von Economo's A encephalitis) is a disease caused by the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus. The Japanese encephalitis virus is a virus from the family Flaviviridae. Domestic pigs and wild birds are reservoirs of the virus; transmission to humans may cause severe symptoms. One of the most important vectors of this disease is the mosquito ''Culex tritaeniorhynchus''. This disease is most prevalent in Southeast Asia and the Far East.
Investigational ZPIV vaccine found to be safe and immunogenic in trial participants

Investigational ZPIV vaccine found to be safe and immunogenic in trial participants

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Scientists make significant discovery in efforts to develop vaccine against global pathogens

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Vaccination efforts in poor countries prevent 20 million deaths, provide economic benefits

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Scientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virus

Scientists solve structure of protein crucial to reproduction and spread of Zika virus

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Researchers map key Zika virus protein to accelerate search for cure

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Researchers find high-resolution structure of immature Zika virus

Study shows how Zika virus infection leads to production of smaller disease-causing RNAs

Study shows how Zika virus infection leads to production of smaller disease-causing RNAs

Clinical study to test safety and ability of investigational Zika vaccine candidate begins

Clinical study to test safety and ability of investigational Zika vaccine candidate begins

TSRI scientists elucidate how Zika virus attacks the brains of newborns

TSRI scientists elucidate how Zika virus attacks the brains of newborns

Culex mosquitoes not involved in transmission of Zika virus, study finds

Culex mosquitoes not involved in transmission of Zika virus, study finds

Research reveals how Zika virus arrests fetal brain development in pigtail macaque

Research reveals how Zika virus arrests fetal brain development in pigtail macaque

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Pre-travel consultation can help international travelers to prepare for trip

Scientists isolate new multicomponent virus from mosquitoes

Scientists isolate new multicomponent virus from mosquitoes

Cloned Zika virus could be used for development of attenuated vaccine

Cloned Zika virus could be used for development of attenuated vaccine

Study uses computer-based approaches to characterize Zika virus genome

Study uses computer-based approaches to characterize Zika virus genome

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

Scientists seeking blood donations from people exposed to arboviruses for dengue, Zika vaccine research

SLU researchers study investigational vaccine for yellow fever

SLU researchers study investigational vaccine for yellow fever

Two vaccine candidates provide complete protection against ZIKV infection in mice

Two vaccine candidates provide complete protection against ZIKV infection in mice

Health strategies for families when traveling abroad with kids

Health strategies for families when traveling abroad with kids