Who is Commonly Affected?

JE is a viral disease associated with the high mortality (20 – 40%). It is predominantly a disease of rural and peri–urban areas effecting mainly people (mainly children in age group 2 – 15yrs) from low socio economic status.

In endemic areas, children between ages 2 & 15 primarily affected. In non endemic areas all the age groups are affected, children & older adults being the predominant victims.