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:

Knowledge Obtained from an Elderly Case of Japanese Encephalitis.
 

Author(s): Kyoko Itoh, Kazuhide Iwamoto, Yu Satoh, Tomoaki Fujita, Kenta Takahashi, Harutaka Katano, Hideki Hasegawa, Tomohiko Takasaki, So Tando, Shinji Fushiki

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2016 ;55(17):2487-90.

 

The nationwide introduction of a Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine has contributed to a reduction in the annual infection rate of JE in Japan. However, the current neutralizing antibody prevalence ratio in Japan is approximately 20% in children 3-4 years of age and in people in their ...

Last Updated: 1 Sep 2016

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Low Protective Efficacy of the Current Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine against the Emerging Genotype 5 Japanese Encephalitis Virus.
 

Author(s): Lei Cao, Shihong Fu, Xiaoyan Gao, Minghua Li, Shiheng Cui, Xiaolong Li, Yuxi Cao, Wenwen Lei, Zhi Lu, Ying He, Huanyu Wang, Jinghua Yan, George Fu Gao, Guodong Liang

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The current Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine derived from G3 JE virus (JEV) can induce protective immunity against G1-G4 JEV genotypes. However, protective efficacy against the emerging G5 genotype has not been reported.

Last Updated: 4 May 2016

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The Spatio-temporal Distribution of Japanese Encephalitis Cases in Different Age Groups in Mainland China, 2004 - 2014.
 

Author(s): Xiaolong Li, Shiheng Cui, Xiaoyan Gao, Huanyu Wang, Miao Song, Minghua Li, Shihong Fu, Zhi Lv, Ying He, Wenwen Lei, Bin Wang, Xiaoqing Lu, Guodong Liang

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is very prevalent in China, but the incidence of JE among children has been greatly reduced by extensive promotion of vaccinations. The incidence of JE among adults, however, has increased in some parts of China.

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2016

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The terms "Japanese encephalitis" returned 29 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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The Potential Use of Wolbachia-Based Mosquito Biocontrol Strategies for Japanese Encephalitis.
 

Author(s): Claire L Jeffries, Thomas Walker

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Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a zoonotic pathogen transmitted by the infectious bite of Culex mosquitoes. The virus causes the development of the disease Japanese encephalitis (JE) in a small proportion of those infected, predominantly affecting children in eastern and southern ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Postmarketing Surveillance Study for IMOJEVĀ® in Republic of Korea
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Japanese Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 12 Oct 2016

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Immunogenicity and Safety of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine When Given With Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Encephalitis, Japanese; Measles; Mumps; Rubella

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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