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Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis ?

Can individuals purchase the vaccination for japanese encephalitis ?

Depends: There are two jev vaccines licensed in the us & available through physicians offices or clinics. One, the je-mb vaccine is no longer in production (2006) & may be in short supply. The other, available for adults >18yo, is the je-vc called Ixiaro & distributed by novartis. A few vaccines are produced in asia but not available in the us. See www.Cdc.Gov/travel for details. ...Read more

Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more


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What is japanese encephalitis?

Japanese ence: http://www.cdc.gov/japaneseencephalitis/

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How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo.Gl/qyyih?

How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo.Gl/qyyih?

JE: Japanese encephalitis can affect the brain tissue and cause edema. The edema should regress but the affected brain may never return to baseline. See your neurologist for deeper explanations. An MRI can show you what is left to work with after encephalitis has taken its toll. ...Read more

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He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...

He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...

A few suggestions: Not sure where you live, or what is available. Disease can be very nasty, and leave lasting problems, but 9 Y.O. Child has far better chance of full recovery than elderly adult. Would recommend a team comprised of infectious disease specialists, and experienced neurologists. Might do best being treated at famous facility such as boston children's, johns hopkins cmsc, mayo. I hope for recovery. ...Read more

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It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

It is ok to give my child the vaccine for japanese encephalitis before an asia vacation?

Also: Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age. As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed. ...Read more

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One of my friend got infected with japanese encephalitis and she is semiconscious for last seven days. What to do? She is not gaining consciousness.

One of my friend got infected with japanese encephalitis and she is semiconscious for last seven days. What to do?
She is not gaining consciousness.

Depends: I am assuming of course that your friend is in intensive care at hospital. It may take awhile. Please discuss with doctors caring for your friend as they may be able to update you more. But give it time especially if progress day to day being made. Supportive care is all that can be done in your friend's case. I hope your friend recovers soon hang in there ok. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more