JE claims one more in Mariani


Japanese Encephalitis claimed one more in Mariani under Jorhat district on Sunday. The deceased Bikramjyoti Gogoi was undergoing treatment at Jorhat Mission Hospital.

138 people have died due to JE in Assam till Sunday since January while the total number of JE positive cases stood at 593 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, two JE death cases, one each Goalpara and Morigaon districts have been reported on Saturday.

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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