Japanese encephalitis in travelers from non-endemic countries, 1973-2008.

@article{Hills2010JapaneseEI,
  title={Japanese encephalitis in travelers from non-endemic countries, 1973-2008.},
  author={Susan L Hills and Anne C Griggs and Marc Fischer},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={930-6}
}
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a severe disease and a risk for travelers who visit JE-endemic countries. We reviewed all published JE cases in travelers from non-endemic areas from 1973 through 2008, and assessed factors related to risk of infection. There were 55 cases that occurred in citizens of 17 countries. Age range of case-patients was 1-91 years (median = 34 years). Ten (18%) persons died and 24 (44%) had mild to severe sequelae. In a detailed risk assessment of 37 case-patients, 24 (65… CONTINUE READING