Japanese encephalitis: defining risk incidence for travelers to endemic countries and vaccine prescribing from the UK and Switzerland.

@article{Hatz2009JapaneseED,
  title={Japanese encephalitis: defining risk incidence for travelers to endemic countries and vaccine prescribing from the UK and Switzerland.},
  author={Christoph F R Hatz and Jutta Werlein and Margot Mutsch and Markus Hufnagel and Ron Behrens},
  journal={Journal of travel medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={200-3}
}
BACKGROUND Large numbers of Western travelers visit countries endemic for Japanese encephalitis (JE). The risk of infection is unknown. This study attempts at estimating a risk incidence for visitors from two European countries with the available data. METHODS Using the total number of case reports between 1978 and 2008, the number of visits made by European tourists to endemic regions, and total doses of vaccines sold in the two study countries, the risk incidence of JE in travelers was… CONTINUE READING