JE claims one more in Bihpuria


Japanese Encephalitis (JE) claimed one more life in Bihpuria. The victim has been identified as Mousumi Saikia Baruah of Rajabari area under Bihpuria and was undergoing treatment at Assam Medical College and Hospital (AMCH) in Dibrugarh.

As per reports, the woman was six-month pregnant. She died on Thursday.

The disease has spread to almost every district of the State killing around more than 50 people. Earlier, State Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, however, earlier announced the cancellation of leaves of all doctors till September 30 in order to combat the disease.

JE is vector-borne encephalitis transmitted by Culex groups of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes breed mainly in rice fields and large water bodies rich in aquatic vegetations. Migratory birds along with pigs in the community play an important role in the transmission of JE from one area to another area.

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