Assam Reported 377 Japanese Encephalitis Cases, 7 Deaths Last Month

All nine medical colleges in the state and 10 district hospitals have been made ready with ICU and laboratory testing facilities.
Japanese Encephalitis | REPRESENTATIVE
Japanese Encephalitis | REPRESENTATIVE

As many as 377 cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and 7 deaths havae been reported in the last month in Assam, the National Health Mission (NHM) informed on Friday.

Two new deaths due to the virus were reported from the Kamrup metropolitan district of the state, a NHM bulletin read.

Moreover, two new cases of Japanese Encephalitis infections were reported during the day from the Goalpara and Sonitpur districts taking the tally of total cases in the state to 377.

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Meanwhile, the bulletin informed that all nine medical colleges in the state and 10 district hospitals have been made ready with ICU and laboratory testing facilities.

Moreover, they have been designated as Japanese Encephalitis treatment centres, informed officials.

It may be noted that Japanese Encephalitis is an infection that spreads through mosquito bites. It is found in pigs and birds and is passed on to mosquitoes from where they are transmitted to humans.

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