Japanese encephalitis - What is it?

Japanese encephalitis is a viral disease caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV).1,2  JEV is found in many parts of Asia — including the Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia and China — and some parts of the western Pacific.1,2  The risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis during travel is extremely low, but may vary depending on a number of factors — such as the season of travel, regions visited, and length of stay.1,2

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