Japanese encephalitis virus: changing the clinical landscape of encephalitis in Australia

Guy D Eslick, Suzy M Teutsch and Elizabeth J Elliott
Med J Aust 2023; 219 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.52090
Published online: 16 October 2023

To the Editor: We write in response to the excellent review by Allen and colleagues1 and to highlight the recent introduction of national surveillance for Japanese encephalitis by the Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) (

  • 1 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW



The Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit (APSU) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Section (CDESS). Elizabeth Elliott is supported by a Medical Research Future Fund of Australia Next Generation Fellowship (#1135959). The funders of the study had no role in study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation, or writing of the manuscript.

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