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

Sampling Design Influences the Observed Dominance of Culex tritaeniorhynchus: Considerations for Future Studies of Japanese Encephalitis Virus Transmission.
 

Author(s): Jennifer S Lord, Hasan Mohammad Al-Amin, Sumit Chakma, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Emily S Gurley, Juliet R C Pulliam

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Mosquito sampling during Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV)-associated studies, particularly in India, has usually been conducted via aspirators or light traps to catch mosquitoes around cattle, which are dead-end hosts for JEV. High numbers of Culex tritaeniorhynchus, relative to ...

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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A Single Amino Acid Substitution in the M Protein Attenuates Japanese Encephalitis Virus in Mammalian Hosts.
 

Author(s): Mélissanne de Wispelaere, Cécile Khou, Marie-Pascale Frenkiel, Philippe Desprès, Nathalie Pardigon

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Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) membrane (M) protein plays important structural roles in the processes of fusion and maturation of progeny virus during cellular infection. The M protein is anchored in the viral membrane, and its ectodomain is composed of a flexible N-terminal loop ...

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2016

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Vaccination Policy for Japanese Encephalitis in India: Tread with Caution!
 

Author(s): Vipin M Vashishtha, V G Ramachandran

Journal: Indian Pediatr. 2015 Oct;52(10):837-9.

 

Live attenuated SA-14-14-2 vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE) was introduced in the routine immunization under Universal Immunization Program in the 181 endemic districts of India. Recently, the Government of India has announced the introduction of one dose of JE vaccine for ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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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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Immunogenicity of Co-administration of Measles and Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Measles; Rubella; Japanese Encephalitis

 

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2015

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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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