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High alert in Arunachal after JE death

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, July 17 - The health authority in Arunachal Pradesh has issued a high alert following the death of a minor girl due to Japanese Encephalitis in Lower Subansiri district two days ago, a senior Health department official said.

The child who hailed from Dollongmukh died of JE at the Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun on July 15 last, Health department officials said today.

Public awareness campaigns, vector control of mosquitoes by fogging operations with �Malathione� insecticide were being carried out by involving the district administrations and the Municipal Council, State Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa said.

So far, six JE cases have been detected including one from Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district, two from Dollongmukh, one from Tengabari near Balijan in Papum Pare district and two from Yupia, the State Epidemiologist said.

A total of 211 positive cases of dengue have also been reported from Pasighat in East Siang district, he said.

The dengue cases were confirmed after compilation of reports from the district priority laboratory (DPL) under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) at General Hospital Pasighat which began since the first week of June this year, Dr Jampa said.

However, there was no report of any dengue death in the district so far, he said. The first case of dengue was detected on June 4 last and Dr Jampa would visit Pasighat on July 20 next to convene a meeting with the DC of the district. � PTI

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High alert in Arunachal after JE death

ITANAGAR, July 17 - The health authority in Arunachal Pradesh has issued a high alert following the death of a minor girl due to Japanese Encephalitis in Lower Subansiri district two days ago, a senior Health department official said.

The child who hailed from Dollongmukh died of JE at the Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun on July 15 last, Health department officials said today.

Public awareness campaigns, vector control of mosquitoes by fogging operations with �Malathione� insecticide were being carried out by involving the district administrations and the Municipal Council, State Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa said.

So far, six JE cases have been detected including one from Daporijo in Upper Subansiri district, two from Dollongmukh, one from Tengabari near Balijan in Papum Pare district and two from Yupia, the State Epidemiologist said.

A total of 211 positive cases of dengue have also been reported from Pasighat in East Siang district, he said.

The dengue cases were confirmed after compilation of reports from the district priority laboratory (DPL) under Integrated Disease Surveillance Project (IDSP) at General Hospital Pasighat which began since the first week of June this year, Dr Jampa said.

However, there was no report of any dengue death in the district so far, he said. The first case of dengue was detected on June 4 last and Dr Jampa would visit Pasighat on July 20 next to convene a meeting with the DC of the district. � PTI