Japanese Encephalitis: అస్సాంలో బ్రెయిన్ ఫీవర్ కల్లోలం.. 47కు చేరిన మరణాల సంఖ్య


Japanese Encephalitis: Brain fever outbreak in Assam.. Death toll reaches 47

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS IN ASSAM: The state of Assam is facing one disaster after another. Assam has been hit by floods in the past. Currently the state is troubled by Japanese encephalitis (brain fever). Many people are dying due to this disease in Assam. Hundreds of people are receiving treatment in hospitals. Recently three more died due to this disease on Friday. A total of 47 deaths have occurred so far. So far 294 cases have been registered in the state. 7 new cases were registered on Friday. Two of the latest cases were reported in Jorhat district, one each in Bongaigaon, Charaidio, Darrang, Dibrugarh and Kokrajhar districts.

32 out of 35 districts of Assam are affected by Japanese encephalitis. The disease has already come to light in the respective districts. Only the districts of Dima Hasao, Karbi Anglong and South Salmara have not been infected. Nagaon district recorded the highest number of cases with 44 cases, Jorhat district with 39 cases and Golaghat district with 34 cases. In view of increasing cases, ICU and testing facilities have been set up in all nine medical colleges and 10 district hospitals in Assam.

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If this disease caused by a virus is neglected, it can be life-threatening. Japanese encephalitis, which starts as a simple fever, then affects the brain and spinal cord. Paralysis-like symptoms appear along with high fever. The pathogenic virus enters the human body through mosquito bites. This disease is especially prevalent during the rainy season. It starts from May and shows its effect till October. Every year in Assam, many people die of viral fevers and malaria during the monsoon season.



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