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.
New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

New generation of insect repellents in the pipeline

Minocycline antibiotic may prevent Japanese encephalitis

Minocycline antibiotic may prevent Japanese encephalitis

A look at China's most innovative health biotechnology companies

A look at China's most innovative health biotechnology companies

Researchers breach blood-brain barrier to deliver therapy

Researchers breach blood-brain barrier to deliver therapy

Global resurgence in zoonotic viral diseases

Global resurgence in zoonotic viral diseases

740,000 vaccines urgently needed to control outbreak of Japanese encephalitis

740,000 vaccines urgently needed to control outbreak of Japanese encephalitis

West Nile virus DNA vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trial

West Nile virus DNA vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trial

Japanese encephalitis in Bali widespread

Japanese encephalitis in Bali widespread

Single-dose of Japanese encephalitis vaccine protects children for over a year

Single-dose of Japanese encephalitis vaccine protects children for over a year

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Flaviviruses immune system defenses in different ways depending on whether they are transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks

Tourists to India need vaccination against Japanese encephalitis

Tourists to India need vaccination against Japanese encephalitis

Over 200 dead as Japanese encephalitis spreads further in India

Over 200 dead as Japanese encephalitis spreads further in India

Children are worst hit as India's encephalitis toll reaches 175

Children are worst hit as India's encephalitis toll reaches 175

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

Health ministry warns against encephalitis vaccine

Health ministry warns against encephalitis vaccine

Hong Kong looks at relationship between climatic factors and infectious diseases

Hong Kong looks at relationship between climatic factors and infectious diseases

Anti-bird flu contingency measures for Hong Kong

Anti-bird flu contingency measures for Hong Kong

Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong

Suspected case of Japanese encephalitis in Hong Kong

Neck surgeons brush up on West Nile virus

Neck surgeons brush up on West Nile virus

Drug company fights to keep toxin in vaccines

Drug company fights to keep toxin in vaccines