Japanese Encephalitis

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In light of an unprecedented number of cases of Japanese encephalitis in Australia, it’s crucial for healthcare professionals to remain up-to-date with the latest information. So, what exactly is Japanese encephalitis, and should there be cause for concern in the community?

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Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne illness caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), which results in inflammation of the brain. Prior to 2022, JEV had only affected two people in mainland Australia. Fast-forward to March 2022, where there are now at least 20 confirmed human cases of the virus, not only in Queensland but as far south as New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria - where it has never before been detected.

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Excellent to provide a topic currently in the headlines. Prepares nurses to be able to answer questions by members of the public
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