Japanese Encephalitis took five lives whereas AES nine in Dibrugarh, Assam

In Assam, about 189 cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have been reported out of which 14 people have been declared as dead in Dibrugarh (Assam).

Dr.NavjyotiGogoi, Health Coordinator Officer, Dibrugarh said that a total 189 number of cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have been reported in Dibrugarh since January. Among which five of them died from Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and nine from AES.

In Bihar, the maximum numbers of AES cases have been reported, and on Monday, the death casualties due to AES scaled to 142 in Muzaffarpur district.

VK Prasad, Medical Superintendent ANMMC, Gaya, regarding the Japanese encephalitis cases, said that among 13 suspected cases, three patients are in a crucial condition, one patient has been found JE positive. There have been six lives lost so far. AES is a viral disorder that causes flu-like signs such as high temperature, vomiting and in severe cases, brain malfunction, illness, and infection of heart and kidney.

Culex groups of mosquitoes carry these JE is vector-borne encephalitis. These mosquitoes reproduce largely in rice fields and large water bodies, especially in water plants. Seasonal birds and pigs in the inhabitants represent a significant function in the transmitting JE from one area to another area.

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