II. Pathophysiology

  1. Mosquito-borne infection with Flavivirus
  2. Endemic regions
    1. Rural and periurban Southeast Asia and Western Pacific

III. Signs: Severe Disease (occurs in 1 of 250 infections)

IV. Diagnosis

  1. Japanese Encephalitis Serology
  2. Japanese Encephalitis Cerebrospinal fluid testing

VI. Prognosis: Severe Disease

  1. Severe disease occurs in 1 in 250 infections
  2. Severe disease mortality: 30%
  3. Severe disease permanent neuropsychological effects: 30%

VII. Prevention

  1. Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination

VIII. References

  1. Black, Martin, DeVos (2018) Crit Dec Emerg Med 32(8): 3-12

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