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Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine In Lanarkshire
Japanese Encephalitis is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes, which can lead to brain inflammation, causing permanent brain damage or death. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), at least 50,000 individuals in Asia display visible symptoms of Japanese Encephalitis annually.
The risk for many travellers to urban areas of Asia is low. Travellers planning outdoor activities in high-risk areas, particularly during the transmission season, may be advised to undergo a vaccination course consisting of two injections. The Japanese Encephalitis vaccine (IXIARO) entails two doses administered over 28 days.
Countries At Risk
Signs and Symptoms
Most people do not show symptoms of infection with Japanese Encephalitis. Symptoms typically appear 5 to 15 days following a bite from an infected mosquito. Initially, individuals may experience flu-like symptoms, which can advance to brain swelling, leading to manifestations such as high fever, confusion, seizures, headache, neck stiffness, and paralysis. Japanese Encephalitis can have fatal outcomes or cause permanent brain damage and disability.
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