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Is Japanese encephalitis contagious?

Page last updated 16 December 2021

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

3. Northern Territory Government. Japanese encephalitis. Available at: https://nt.gov.au/wellbeing/health-conditions-treatments/viral/japanese-encephalitis (accessed 16 November 2021).

 

MAT-AU-2102454  Date of preparation December 2021

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