Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral infection. It is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. Humans can get the disease a mosquito that carries the virus bites them.
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) cannot transmit from one person to another.
Japanese Encephalitis outbreaks occur in about 20 states in the country. Especially in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, in 2017, 30 children died in a single day due to Japanese fever. This year, more than 150 children have died of the disease.
Possible symptoms include:
- a headache
- high fever
- stiff neck
- spastic paralysis
- Get newborns vaccinated on time
- Take special care of cleanliness
- Do not let wastewater accumulate
- Drink clean and boiled water
- Even if there is a minor fever, go to the doctor and get treatment