Assam battles Japanese Encephalitis: All you need to know

Published: 18th July 2022 05:51 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2022 06:00 PM  

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.


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