What are the symptoms or signs of JEV?

Find out how to identify the symptoms or signs of JEV in this short video from Dr Sonya Bennett.


Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). Has been detected in Australia. Most people who are infected with JEV have no symptoms, but for a small percentage of people it can be severe. So it's important to know the signs. Symptoms usually develop five to 15 days after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito. They start with a sudden onset of fever, headache and vomiting. Less than 1% of people develop serious illness such as encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. But for those who do, symptoms can include neck stiffness, severe headache and coma, which may result in neurological complications or even death. If you experience these symptoms, seek medical help, regardless of if you recall, being bitten by a mosquito. And remember, there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from JEV. For more information, visit health.gov.au

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