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Japanese Encephalitis Virus as Cause of Acute Encephalitis, Bhutan

In 2011, Bhutan’s Royal Centre for Disease Control began Japanese encephalitis (JE) surveillance at 5 sentinel hospitals in widespread locations in Bhutan. During 2011–2018, a total of 20 JE cases were detect- ed, indicating JE virus causes encephalitis in Bhutan. Maintaining JE surveillance will help improve under- standing of JE epidemiology in this country.

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