Japanese Encephalitis toll in Assam climbs to 110

The nine Japanese Encephalitis deaths were reported from Goalpara, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar districts.

Published: 23rd July 2019 04:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2019 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

Japanese Encephalitis

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By PTI

GUWAHATI: The Japanese Encephalitis death toll in Assam since the beginning of this month rose to 110 with nine more casualties being reported in the last three days, according to a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin here on Tuesday.

The nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) deaths were reported from Goalpara, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar districts.

Goalpara district reported three deaths, Sonitpur two, while Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar district reported one death each, the bulletin said.

The nine persons who died of JE were admitted to different hospitals in the six districts.

The number of Japanese Encephalitis positive cases in the state since the beginning of this month climbed to 477 with 38 new cases being registered in the last three days, the bulletin added.

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