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11 cases of Japanese Encephalitis reported, no deaths

NAHARLAGUN, JUL 15:

A total of eleven cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been reported in the state as per a Directorate of Health Services report. The report said 5 cases have been reported in East Siang, 3 in Papum Pare, 1 in Upper Subansiri, 1 in Lohit District and 1 at Kra Daadi.

However, no deaths have been reported from anywhere in the state till date due to JE. All the eleven patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, Director of DHS, Dr M Lego stated in the release.

The department of Health & Family Welfare has initiated all preventive and other necessary steps. There is no need to panic. Any cases of fever with stiffness of body, drowsiness, etc should be reported to Health facilities for confirmation and treatment, Lego said.

Meanwhile, District Medical Officers have been alerted to step up surveillance, IEC activities and anti-vectors measures. Pigs and piglets are intermediate hosts while culex mosquitoes, is the vector.

 

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