Japanese encephalitis: current worldwide status

Bull World Health Organ. 1985;63(4):625-31.


The changing epidemiological and distribution patterns of Japanese encephalitis in various southern and east Asian countries are described. Immunization is considered to be the only practical way to control the infection. Several vaccines have been developed and two types of inactivated vaccine are now available for use in man.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Asia
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology*
  • Encephalitis Virus, Japanese / immunology
  • Encephalitis, Japanese / epidemiology*
  • Encephalitis, Japanese / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Vaccination
  • Viral Vaccines / therapeutic use


  • Viral Vaccines