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Japanese Encephalitis claims more than 20 lives in Assam

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Japanese Encephalitis has claimed more than 20 lives in Assam in the last 15 days. The report have been stated by the National Health Mission.

As per the reports of NHM, the mosquito borne disease has claimed several lives in the state of Assam, which is causing quite a worrisome situation in the state. In the past 24 hours, a total of 4 persons have been reported to be dead. The deaths have been reported from Nalbari and Morigaon respectively.

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Japanese Encephalitis in Assam

A total of 16 cases were reported from Barpeta, Kamrup M, Karbi Anglong East, Hojai and Nagaon in the last 24 hours.

Altogether, 160 cases have been reported since 1st July 2022. Many places in the Upper Assam districts including Golaghat, Jorhat, Majuli, Sivasagar, Lakhimpur, Hojai, Barpeta, Udalguri and others have been affected by the disease.

According to Dr R L Nunisa, who is the Joint Director of Health Services cum State Programme Officer of National Vector Borne Disease Control Program of Assam stated that the situation in Assam is under strict surveillance and all the preventive measures are being taken care to combat the number of cases.

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He added, “The state is undergoing the transmission season for Japanese Encephalitis cases. Moreover, the floods and soaring temperatures have aggravated the situation. Awareness programmes and fogging operations have been intensified across the state. Insecticide- treated mosquito nets are being distributed in the affected areas to prevent the disease from spreading.”

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