Ecology and epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis virus in Nepal, and dynamics of infection with the virus in birds and mosquitoes
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection is common in humans and other animals in Asia, including Nepal. Morbidity and mortality due to JEV infection are higher in children than adults, although all age groups of people are vulnerable to JEV, as the areas suitable for rice paddy farming and reservoir host farming are ecologically excellent sites for virus transmission. Several countries currently practice childhood immunization; however, it is limited mostly to city hospitals and frequently does not reach people in rural areas who need it most. The studies reported here had the overall aim ...
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