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The mosquitoes that spread Japanese encephalitis are usually found in wetlands and drainage ditches, and will be out biting mostly at dawn and dusk. Bryon Lippincott/Flikr

What is Japanese encephalitis virus and how can I avoid it when I travel?

Japanese encephalitis virus is rare and doesn't usually cause symptoms. But in a small proportion of cases it can result in long-term neurological impairment and death.
Could the menu for your upcoming backyard party help keep the pesky mosquitoes away? From Pexels

What can I eat to stop mosquitoes biting me?

Bananas, garlic, vitamin B and beer. There is little scientific evidence backing claims that what we eat and drink changes how likely we are to be bitten by mosquitoes.

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