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Is Japanese encephalitis contagious?

Page last updated 03 April 2020

While Japanese encephalitis cannot be spread from person to person, the disease can be spread by the bite of certain types of (infected) mosquitoes.

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Sources & Citations

2. NSW Government, Department of Health. Japanese encephalitis fact sheet. Available at; http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/japanese_encephalitis.aspx (accessed 10 March 2020).

SPANZ.IMOJ.18.04.0141(1)a - Date of preparation March 2020

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