Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Japanese Encephalitis Virus

Hi, I'm Japanese Encephalitis Virus.
I'm from Flaviviridae and an arborvirus.
I'm big all over Asia.

I live around rice fields.

I hang around pigs and water birds there.

Mosquitoes are my vectors.
That means they carry me from the animals to you.

My main job is giving you encephalitis.

I can have life long consequences.

There is a vaccine against me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, this virus is very japanese-lady-like. Not something to be afraid of.