Vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis – Microbiology MCQ

The vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis is?
A. Live (mutant) vaccine
B. Killed vaccine
C. Live (attenuated) vaccine
D. Live (recombinant) vaccine

Correct answer : B. Killed vaccine

  • The vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis is a killed vaccine.
  • The virus is grown in mouse brain and is inactivated by formalin.
  • Influenza vaccine can be of various types – Live (mutant), Live (attenuated) and Live (recombinant) forms.

Ref: Ananthanarayan and Paniker’s Textbook of Microbiology, 9th edition, p452.

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