Japanese Encephalitis Webinar

Primary care measures to help protect the community and the traveller during Japanese Encephalitis outbreaks

Immunisation Coalition
Date: May 9, 2023: 19:00:00 - 20:00:00


The Australian Department of Health and Aged Care has declared Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) a Communicable Disease Incident of National Significance. Since 1 January 2021 there have been 45 human cases of JEV notified.

Sadly, 7 people have died as a result of JEV (2 in NSW, 2 in SA, 1 in VIC, 1 in QLD, 1 in NT).

This webinar provides timely and relevant education on JEV vaccination for;

  • travellers going overseas to countries with known cases
  • domestic travellers visiting regions where conditions favour JEV outbreaks
  • communities living in areas of known historical outbreaks
  • frontline healthcare workers where JEV has been reported

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, you will be able to:

  1. Recall the symptoms, diagnosis and mode of transmission for the Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV).
  2. Identify key causes of historical JEV outbreaks, where in Australia this virus is most prevalent and why.
  3. Highlight the importance of JEV vaccination for travellers going overseas and in local community areas where flood-borne outbreaks regularly occur.
  4. Review ATAGI recommendations for vaccine eligibility and indications across the different age groups and patient conditions
  5. Identify strategies to minimise infection during flood-borne outbreaks and steps that could be taken in primary care to better protect the community.


Dr. Rod Pearce
GP, Chairman of the Immunisation Coalition

A/Prof Phillip Britton
Infectious diseases physician with a special interest in JEV

Prof. Collen Lau
Infectious disease epidemiologist, researcher & travel health expert

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This medical education activity has been approved for 1 CPD hour with:

RACGP CPD Approved Education Activity for 1 Hour

Activity ID: 476321
Hours: 1

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Activity ID: 29752
Hours: 1

Page Published: 19 April 2023 | Page Updated: 19 May 2023