Six more die of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, toll rises to 82

The number of JE positive cases in the state increased to 374 with 82 cases being reported on Monday.

Published: 15th July 2019 11:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th July 2019 11:25 PM   |  A+A-

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GUWAHATI: Six more people died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam on Monday, taking the toll to 82, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.

The number of JE positive cases in the state increased to 374 with 82 cases being reported on Monday, it said.

One death each was reported from Barpeta, Darrang, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts, the NHM bulletin said.

The vector-borne disease affects the brain.

The six persons who died were undergoing treatment at intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals in the six districts, it added.

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