Japanese Encephalitis terrorises Assam


Cases of deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is increasing with each passing day in the state of Assam.

Although as per non-government data JE has claimed more than 100 lives, however, according to government figures only 21 persons have surrendered their lives to the infection.

Almost 70 people, who have been JE infected, are under treatment in various hospitals of the state.

Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has expressed concern over the issue and a Central Team has been sent to take stock of the situation.

As per latest development, a class X student of Tihu’s Makhibaha Girls’ High School, Ritamoni Baniya, infected by JE, is in a critical condition. In another case, Bina Bora from Dhing is also in a critical condition.

According to reports, JMCH has reported six deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis in this year alone. 17 persons are under treatment at the hospital. On the other hand, till now, JE has claimed five lives in Karimganj.

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