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JE claims six lives in Jorhat

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, June 30 - Six persons have died�due to Japanese Encephalitis in Jorhat district this year, with two deaths reported during the past two days.

Jorhat Sub-Divisional Health and Medical Officer (SDMHO) Dr Tarun Chandra Das, who is the Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, told this newspaper that out of the six deaths, four were females, which included two children.

Dr Das said that altogether 9 persons out of 46 cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome were found to be suffering�from JE following laboratory tests at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital this year.

He said that out of the nine confirmed JE cases, six have died while three recovered after undergoing treatment.

The SDMHO said that nine people�suffering from JE and hailing from the adjoining districts were undergoing treatment at the JMCH.

Dr Das informed that efforts were on by the Health Department to prevent spread of the disease by carrying out fogging, cleaning up places and creating awareness.

He added that the Health Department workers were carrying out medication of mosquito nets in the vulnerable areas.

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JE claims six lives in Jorhat

JORHAT, June 30 - Six persons have died�due to Japanese Encephalitis in Jorhat district this year, with two deaths reported during the past two days.

Jorhat Sub-Divisional Health and Medical Officer (SDMHO) Dr Tarun Chandra Das, who is the Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, told this newspaper that out of the six deaths, four were females, which included two children.

Dr Das said that altogether 9 persons out of 46 cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome were found to be suffering�from JE following laboratory tests at the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital this year.

He said that out of the nine confirmed JE cases, six have died while three recovered after undergoing treatment.

The SDMHO said that nine people�suffering from JE and hailing from the adjoining districts were undergoing treatment at the JMCH.

Dr Das informed that efforts were on by the Health Department to prevent spread of the disease by carrying out fogging, cleaning up places and creating awareness.

He added that the Health Department workers were carrying out medication of mosquito nets in the vulnerable areas.

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