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FAQ

Is Japanese encephalitis contagious?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

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

  1. NSW Government, Department of Health, Communicable Diseases Factsheet – Japanese Encephalitis. Available at; http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/japanese_encephalitis.aspx (accessed 28 March 2018).

SPANZ.IMOJ.18.04.0141a - Date of preparation May 2018

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