Do I need the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine?
The World Health Organization recommends the Japanese encephalitis vaccine for anyone travelling to regions in which Japanese encephalitis is a recognized public health concern. See map below.
About Japanese Encephalitis
This disease is most prevalent in Southeast Asia and East Asia, including the Indian subcontinent.
Japanese encephalitis is a virus related to dengue fever, yellow fever, and West Nile viruses. It is spread by infected mosquitos. Japanese encephalitis causes inflammation of the brain. In most cases, symptoms are mild, and include fever, headaches, and are resolved without treatment. In rare cases, severe symptoms include very high fever, disorientation, coma, seizures and long term nerve and brain damage. About 1 in 4 of severe cases of Japanese Encephalitis is fatal.
Seek medical attention if you believe you may have been exposed to the infected mosquitos, and / or experience these symptoms.
World Health Organization
Japanese Encephalitis, countries or areas at risk
Vaccine Name: Ixiaro
- Ixiaro Vaccine Product Monograph (PDF Download)
- Product monographs are available on this website for reference only and are Canada-specific, as provided by the vaccine manufacturers. Please consult a health professional for more information.