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Some Travelers, Lab Workers Should Get Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

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Travelers to high-risk areas and laboratory workers who could be exposed to Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus should receive the JE vaccine, according to updated recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

In a paper published July 19 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), Dr. Hills and colleagues summarize the epidemiology of JE virus, describe the vaccine that is licensed and available in the U.S., and provide recommendations for its use among travelers and laboratory workers.

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