Children gather to be vaccinated for Japanese encephalitis in the Xiangkhouang province of Lao People's Democratic Republic Unwilling participants in state funded experiments. Do you feel safer knowing trials are performed on humans?:-/
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. It is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, meaning it is related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. WHO recommends having strong prevention and control activities, including JE immunization in all regions where the disease is a recognized public health problem.