Low risk of Japanese encephalitis in short-term Australian travelers to Asia

Irani Ratnam, Karin Sharona Leder, Jim Black, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Elizabeth Matchett, Alex Padiglione, Ian John Woolley, Theo Panagiotidis, Tony Gherardin, Christine Luxemburger, Joseph Torresi

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The risk of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in travelers is unknown. In this prospective study, we investigated the incidence of JE in 387 short-term Australian travelers visiting Asia over a 32-month period from August 2007 to February 2010 by performing preand post-travel antibody testing. No travelers were infected with JE virus during travel, indicating a low risk of infection for short-term travelers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206 - 208
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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