JE Claims one more in Bokakhat


Japanese Encephalitis Claims one more in Bokakhat on Friday night. The deceased Minu Bora (72) of Kailakhat was undergoing treatment at Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH).

125 people have died due to JE in Assam till Saturday since January while the total number of JE positive cases stood at 544 across various districts in the state.

However, the health department said that the number of cases of JE has come down in the last couple of days as the season has come to an end. Moreover, five JE death cases, one each from Chirang, Barpeta, Dima Hasao, Golaghat and Sivasagar districts have been reported on Friday.

According to health official, 25-30 cases were reported on daily basis during the peak season but now the cases of JE have dropped to 8-10 as the season has gone. The official said that in the next one week, the cases of JE will be declined significantly though one or two cases might be reported.

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