|japanese encephalitis general|
Japanese encephalitis only occurs in Asia. It is a virus infection which is transmitted by mosquitoes (mainly rice field mosquitoes). The mosquitoes occur mainly in areas where rice is grown (high humidity). They transmit the virus if infected pigs, birds and bats.
Risk areas (Martin Hirte: Impfen:pro&contra, 2001, S. 309-310):
Generally tourists are not in danger if they remain in areas which are open to tourists. There is, however, a certain amount of risk if you stay in high risk areas (mainly during monsoon season).
For more information please refer to:Japanese Encephalitis vaccination