The burden of
Japanese Encephalitis

1/3 of people who develop the disease die1

1/2 of affected patients who survive are left with permanent neuropsychiatric sequelae1

There are no specific antiviral agents indicated to treat JE.4-6

Treatment is focused on relieving severe clinical signs and supporting the patient to overcome the infection.4

What can you do to help patients protect against JE?

Risk reduction strategies

Barrier protection

includes using insect repellent on both skin and clothing, and wearing proper clothing whenever outdoors.18

Environmental protection

includes staying in accommodations with air-conditioned or well-screened rooms, or using bed nets and aerosol room insecticides.18

Reduced exposure

includes minimizing outdoor activities during peak biting hours, typically from dusk to dawn.17

Vaccination

Risk reduction strategies

Barrier protection

includes using insect repellent on both skin and clothing, and wearing proper clothing whenever outdoors.18

Environmental protection

includes staying in accommodations with air-conditioned or well-screened rooms, or using bed nets and aerosol room insecticides.18

Reduced exposure

includes minimizing outdoor activities during peak biting hours, typically from dusk to dawn.17

Vaccination

JE Checklist for Travel to Asia

Consider IXIARO with the 3 O’s of JE vaccination18

OUTDOORS:

  • Substantial time outdoors
  • Extensive outdoor activities
  • Spending time outdoors at night
  • Time in rural or agricultural areas
  • Accommodation without air conditioning,
    screens, or bed nets

OTHER PLANS:

  • Uncertain destinations
  • Uncertain activities

OUTBREAKS:

  • Traveling during a JE outbreak

Please see CDC guidelines for complete recommendations.

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