Risk Factors for Japanese encephalitis


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

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

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