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What is the Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine?

The Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine is used to prevent infection caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus. This vaccine will not treat an infection that has already occurred. Japanese encephalitis is a serious disease that is carried by mosquitoes in certain rural areas of Asia. It is not transmittable from person to person. The Japanese encephalitis virus vaccine helps develop immunity to this virus. It is taken at least one week before any potential exposure to the Japanese encephalitis virus. This vaccine is administered via subcutaneous injection.

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