Encephalitis explained Encephalitis-guidelines for travellers With increasing numbers of people travelling worldwide, it is important to highlight the risk of infectious encephalitis (e.g. Japanese encephalitis, Tick-borne encephalitis, West Nile encephalitis, Dengue virus encephalitis, rabies encephalitis) and their preventive measures. Zika virus is currently high profile in the news and other media due to the current international spread. We monitor research to ascertain whether there is a heightened risk of developing encephalitis from the Zika Virus. Read more about the virus and its neurological manifestations on our Zika virus page. Did you know that you can prevent some of these types of encephalitis by using vaccination or general preventive measures? Download a copy of the Infectious Encephalitis. Guidelines for Travellers Factsheet Download a copy of the Vaccine Preventable Encephalitis Poster Find out what vaccination you need when you travel by using MASTA Vaccine Checker below.