Use of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in US Travel Medicine Practices in Global TravEpiNet

@inproceedings{Deshpande2014UseOJ,
  title={Use of Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine in US Travel Medicine Practices in Global TravEpiNet},
  author={Bhushan R Deshpande and Sowmya R. Rao and Emily S. Jentes and Susan L Hills and Marc Fischer and Mark D. Gershman and Gary W. Brunette and Edward T. Ryan and Regina C. Larocque},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2014}
}
Few data regarding the use of Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccine in clinical practice are available. We identified 711 travelers at higher risk and 7,578 travelers at lower risk for JE who were seen at US Global TravEpiNet sites from September of 2009 to August of 2012. Higher-risk travelers were younger than lower-risk travelers (median age = 29 years versus 40 years, P < 0.001). Over 70% of higher-risk travelers neither received JE vaccine during the clinic visit nor had been previously… CONTINUE READING