Risk Factors for Japanese encephalitis


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About risk factors: Risk factors for Japanese encephalitis are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Japanese encephalitis makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Japanese encephalitis. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Japanese encephalitis. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.

Risk factor list: The list of risk factors mentioned for Japanese encephalitis in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion: Residents of rural areas in endemic locations, active duty military deployed to endemic areas, and expatriates who visit rural areas. Japanese encephalitis does not usually occur in urban areas1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Japanese Encephalitis: DVBID

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