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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

India : 11 more JE and water borne encephalitis deaths in last 24 hrs

Via IBN Live :

" Eleven persons have died of Japanese encephalitis and its water borne form in the last 24 hours at BRD Medical College Hospital here taking the total number of causalities due to the deceases to 300 this year.

Fourty two people have been admitted to the hospital with symptoms of JE which occurs at the onset of monsoon due to mosquito bite, and water borne viral encephalitis which is caused due to consumption of contaminated water, officials said. The dead included children in the age group of 3-14 years.

As many as 264 patients belonging to Gorakhpur, Basti and Devipatan divisions are undergoing treatment at the hospital, they said. Officials claimed that JE cases have come down to as low as nine per cent of total encephalitis deaths."

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