JE claims one more in Boko

Japanese Encephalitis claimed one more in Boko under Kamrup district on Friday. The deceased Charu Rabha (75) was undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH).

More than 150 people have died due to JE in Assam till Friday since January while the total number of JE positive cases stood at over 600 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.

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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