JE most prevalent in Kamrup, death toll increases to 64
GUWAHATI: Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has spread to most areas in Assam with 64 confirmed deaths. On July 9 itself, there were seven more deaths.
According to a report by the Times of India, officials from the National Health Mission (NHM) have stated that 31 suspected cases of JE have confirmed to be positive, which makes the total number of JE positive cases in Assam to 234 since January.
Although the number of cases remain lower compared to two weeks ago, government officials are still concerned as most of these deaths have been reported from rural areas.
Kamrup district has been the worst affected by JE this year with two confirmed deaths on Tuesday, July 9. Two others have also lost their lives in Golaghat in the past day and one death has been reported each from Barpeta, Dibrugarh and Kamrup (M) district, based on the same report.