Monsoon Season will Bring Japanese Encephalitis
Monsoons flood areas with fresh rain water and this attracts culicine mosquitoes which may carry the virus that causes Japanese Encephalitis. 30,000-50,000 people are infected each year. An educational video is available here ( http://www.passporthealthusa.com/vaccines/home.Japanese-Encephalitis.html#jevideo ).
The new JE vaccine is given in a 2-shot series, 28 days apart, while JE-VAX(R) requires 3 doses. The FDA has approved the new vaccine and it is already available at some Passport Health offices.
Japanese Encephalitis is a serious infection which occurs in certain rural parts of
“In addition to being vaccinated travelers need to know how to use the correct type of mosquito repellent and other precautionary measures,” cautioned Lessans. She went on to offer some tips for travelers:
- Remain in well-screened areas whenever possible
- Wear clothes that cover most of the body
- Use an insect repellent containing 20%-30% DEET on skin.
- Spray Permethrin on clothes, bedding and mosquito nets
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SOURCE Passport Health