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Japanese encephalitis also affects urban areas

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Several research results have recently disproved the theory that Japanese encephalitis is limited to rural areas. The work in question, led by CIRAD, has provided new information on the mechanisms involved in the transmission, persistence and spread of this emerging disease. Half the world’s population is now under threat from Japanese encephalitis. Although vaccination remains the best way of protecting humans, according to researchers, various control methods, from targeted vaccination of farmed pigs to vector control, could restrict virus circulation effectively.

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