Japanese Encephalitis transmission

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The virus is transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes of the Culex species, which is particularly found in rural, agricultural areas in Asia, such as areas with rice plantations.  

For most travellers, the risk of catching the disease is very low, but it can increase depending on the conditions of the trip, especially with prolonged stays in rural areas, and when engaging in outdoor activities during the late afternoon and evening.   

Transmission is seasonal. In general, the season of greatest risk is monsoon season (from May to October), although this may vary depending on the region.   

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