Causes of Japanese encephalitis

Explore the cause of Japanese encephalitis, how it is spread and where it is found.

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What causes Japanese encephalitis?

Japanese encephalitis is caused by a Flavivirus.

How is Japanese encephalitis spread?

The disease spreads to humans when they are bitten by an infected mosquito.

Japanese encephalitis is found in almost all Asian countries and parts of the western Pacific.

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