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YIKES As if this year hasn’t been bad enough – with global warming, pandemic, the war in Europe, and flooding across the east coast, now Japanese Encephalitis (JE) – a monstrous disease of travellers has arrived on our doorstep. There has been much in the media like this from the Guardian or this from the […]

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The enrollment for this trial has now closed What is JE? Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a dangerous disease in Asia spread by mosquitoes. The most recent death from JE was a Qld man who died in 2020 after contracting JE while travelling in Bali. What is the research about? In this study, we are using […]

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Neural connections are damaged in Japanese Encephalitis

A tragic case of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) was reported in a 60-year-old Victorian man who merely visited Phuket, Thailand on a holiday and ran into the ‘ wrong mosquito’. The mosquito likes rural areas mostly, but not always. The mossie feeds at dusk, mostly. The virus circulates in pigs and wading birds so it cannot ever […]

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A recent report of a traveller contracting Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Thailand highlights the fact that ‘rare does not mean never’. This chap had a very common itinerary: Upon arriving in Thailand, he visited Bangkok during two days where he stayed in a hotel. On 28 January he travelled by bus to Surat Thani, and on […]

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On July 18, 2010, a previously healthy little girl aged 11 years was hospitalized in Nevada, USA after 2 days of fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, and neck pain. During 21st June to 12th July, she had visited the Philippines with four relatives and had received numerous mosquito bites. (JE is contracted from a mosquito bite) […]

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