This section provides information on one of the nine zoonotic diseases which have been identified by a experts in a national consultation organised by RCZI in June, 2008 as focus or priority diseases for the next five years.
Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne viral infection of birds, horses, pigs and humans. This virus can also infect
JE outbreaks are being reported from previously unknown foci. Further, encephalitis outbreaks of other aetiologies in endemic areas have only added to their complexity. For programme managers, researchers and community health professionals, access to accurate and updated information is key to planning interventions and other relief measures.read more