Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Virus- An Overview


Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that belongs to the same family as dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile viruses. It is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable encephalitis in Asia and the western Pacific, with an estimated 68,000 clinical cases and 13,600 to 20,400 deaths every year. JE virus mainly affects children, who are at higher risk of developing severe neurological complications and death.