Emergence or improved detection of Japanese encephalitis virus in the Himalayan highlands?

Matthew Baylis, Chris Barker, Cyril Caminade, Bhoj R. Joshi, Ganesh R. Pant, Ajit Rayamajhi, William Reisen, Daniel E. Impoinvil

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Abstract

The emergence of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) in the Himalayan highlands is of significant veterinary and public health concern and may be related to climate warming and anthropogenic landscape change, or simply improved surveillance. To investigate this phenomenon, a One Health approach focusing on the phylogeography of JEV, the distribution and abundance of the mosquito vectors, and seroprevalence in humans and animal reservoirs would be useful to understand the epidemiology of Japanese encephalitis in highland areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume110
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

Keywords

  • Climate change
  • Emergence
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • JEV
  • Mosquito
  • Nepal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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