Basic Summary for Japanese encephalitis


Main name of condition: Japanese encephalitis

What is Japanese encephalitis?
  Brief description of Japanese encephalitis: Very rare viral infection of the brain
  Parent types of Japanese encephalitis: Encephalitis, Brain conditions, Viral diseases, Brain infection
  Organs Affected by Japanese encephalitis: brain
How many people get Japanese encephalitis?
  Incidence (annual) of Japanese encephalitis: 1 case annually in USA (DVBID)
  Incidence Rate of Japanese encephalitis: approx 1 in 272,000,000 or 0.00% or 1 people in USA [about data]
  Prevalance of Japanese encephalitis: Fewer than 1 case/year is reported in U.S. civilians and military personnel traveling to and living in Asia. Rare outbreaks in U.S. territories in Western Pacific have occurred. 1
How serious is Japanese encephalitis?
  Complications of Japanese encephalitis: see complications of Japanese encephalitis
What causes Japanese encephalitis?
  Causes of Japanese encephalitis: By the bite of mosquitoes infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus. 1 ... Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus: flavivirus antigenically related to St. Louis encephalitis virus 2
  Class of Condition for Japanese encephalitis: viral
  Causes of Japanese encephalitis: see causes of Japanese encephalitis
  Risk factors for Japanese encephalitis: see risk factors for Japanese encephalitis
What are the symptoms of Japanese encephalitis?
  Incubation period for Japanese encephalitis: Usually 5 to 15 days.1
  Seasonality of Japanese encephalitis: Seasonality of the illness varies by country1
  Symptoms of Japanese encephalitis: see symptoms of Japanese encephalitis
Can anyone else get Japanese encephalitis?
  More information: see contagiousness of Japanese encephalitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Japanese encephalitis: see treatments for Japanese encephalitis
  Prevention of Japanese encephalitis: see prevention of Japanese encephalitis
Society issues for Japanese encephalitis
  Costs of Japanese encephalitis: less than $1 million annually (DVBID)
  Costs of Japanese encephalitis: Domestic: < $1 million/year - largely cost of immunizing travelers and military personnel 2

1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Japanese Encephalitis: DVBID
2. excerpt from Japanese Encephalitis Fact Sheet: DVBID

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