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 418 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Pre-cut Filter Paper for Detecting Anti-Japanese Encephalitis Virus IgM from Dried Cerebrospinal Fluid Spots.
 

Author(s): Tehmina Bharucha, Anisone Chanthongthip, Soumphou Phuangpanom, Ooyanong Phonemixay, Onanong Sengvilaipaseuth, Manivanh Vongsouvath, Sue Lee, Paul N Newton, Audrey Dubot-Pérès

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The use of filter paper as a simple, inexpensive tool for storage and transportation of blood, 'Dried Blood Spots' or Guthrie cards, for diagnostic assays is well-established. In contrast, there are a paucity of diagnostic evaluations of dried cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) spots. These ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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MicroRNA-19b-3p Modulates Japanese Encephalitis Virus-Mediated Inflammation via Targeting RNF11.
 

Author(s): Usama Ashraf, Bibo Zhu, Jing Ye, Shengfeng Wan, Yanru Nie, Zheng Chen, Min Cui, Chong Wang, Xiaodong Duan, Hao Zhang, Huanchun Chen, Shengbo Cao

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Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) can invade the central nervous system and consequently induce neuroinflammation, which is characterized by profound neuronal cell damage accompanied by astrogliosis and microgliosis. Albeit microRNAs (miRNAs) have emerged as major regulatory noncoding ...

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2016

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The terms "Japanese encephalitis" returned 30 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Treatment of Japanese Encephalitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Japanese Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2006

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Antibody Response of a Boosted Japanese Encephalitis Chimeric Virus Vaccine (JE-CV) in Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Japanese Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2013

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Last Updated: 15 Jun 2016

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