A case of Japanese encephalitis in a Victorian infant


A previously well 4‐month‐old boy was admitted to a tertiary Victorian paediatric hospital in February 2022 following a febrile convulsion. He had a 2‐day prodrome characterised by fevers to 39°C and reduced energy and feeding.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the lessons from practice.
  • List main findings.
  • Recognise the evolving epidemic of JEV in Australia.


Authors: Andrea Zhu, Nikki Petrakis, Mohamed Gaber, Daniel Mason, Vanessa Clifford and Julian Kelly

Article Type: Medical education


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Infectious Diseases
Medical Practitioner, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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