In the aftermath of the floods, Assam is now battling against an outbreak of JE. At least 27 people have died of the disease between July 1 to 16 this year. Altogether 169 cases have been reported during the period. The state health department has directed the district administrations to set up rapid response teams in a bid to curb the disease from spreading. The tests for JE are available free of cost in all district hospitals and government medical colleges and hospitals.