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Questions and Answers about Japanese Encephalitis

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Q. How is Japanese encephalitis transmitted?
A. By rice field breeding mosquitoes (primarily the Culex tritaeniorhynchus group) that become infected with Japanese encephalitis virus (a flavivirus antigenically related to St. Louis encephalitis virus).

Q. How do people get Japanese encephalitis?
A. By the bite of mosquitoes infected with the Japanese encephalitis virus.

Q. What is the basic transmission cycle?
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Q. How is Japanese encephalitis transmitted?
A. By rice field breeding mosquitoes (primarily the Culex tritaeniorhynchus group) that become infected with Japanese encephalitis virus (a flavivirus...