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    Six Fresh JE, AES Deaths Reported In Assam, Toll Rises To 207

    Guwahati, July 17, 2019

    A total of six fresh deaths from Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases have been reported in the state on July 17th, 2019.

    Four people died from JE – 1 in Cachar, 1 in Hailakandi, 1 in Tinsukia and 1 in Nagaon.

    A total of 1481 JE/ AES cases have been reported in the state so far out of which 207 deaths have been reported. At least 94 out of 406 positive JE cases died from JE in the state.

    Samir Singha, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare department, interacted with the family of the deceased so that the surveillance can be further improved and such unfortunate incidents can be prevented in the future.

    Singha and the Mission Director, NHM have been timely reviewing and initiating proactive steps. The availability of medicine and stock update were also taken during the meeting held on July 17th, 2019.


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