Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that recently caused havoc in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, killing more than 150 children, has now killed 9 people in Dibrugrah, Assam.
Not just AES, Japanese Encephalitis has also claimed five lives so far in Dibrugarh district.
This information has been shared by Dr Navjyoti Gogoi, Health Coordinator Officer, Dibrugarh. Dr Gogoi told the media that a total of 189 cases of AES and Japanese Encephalitis have been reported so far in Dibrugarh.
Japanese Encephalitis has also spread in Bihar’s Gaya district.
Dr VK Prasad, MS, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College, Gaya, told the media that 13 suspected cases of Japanese Encephalitis have been reported so far. One out the 13 is in a critical condition.
AES, including Japanese Encephalitis, is a group of clinically similar neurological manifestations caused by several different viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, spirochetes, chemicals, toxins etc.