Encephalitis

  • Japanese encephalitis toll rises to 47 September 4, 2014

    Kolkata: A Birbhum resident has died of Japanese encephalitis at a city hospital, West Bengal Heath Department official confirmed on Thursday. Rafikul Rehman, a resident of Murarai of Birbhum's Rampurhat, died at the Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, taking the death toll from Japanese encephalitis in the...
  • West Bengal: One more dies of Encephalitis, toll mounts to 217 August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: One person died on Friday from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a health official said. One person from Basirhat died because of AES at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in the last 24 hours, West Bengal Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy said. Taking into account another AES death in May...
  • West Bengal: Two more Encephalitis deaths toll rises to 210 August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. The two deaths were reported from Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur districts of north Bengal,...
  • Assam: 272 encephalitis deaths till now in 2014 August 8, 2014

    Guwahati: At least 272 persons have died in Assam after being diagnosed of having Encephalitis this year. Of the 272 having shown Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, 124 perished due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) alone, an NRHM health official said on Friday. AES has affected 1628 people, which included 636 from JE, in...
  • Chances of contracting encephalitis more in rural side: Doctor August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Virology department-in-charge at the facility Dr Nemai Bhattacharya said, "Kolkata has little chances of being infected...
  • Government for universal immunisation to combat encephalitis August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Monday stressed on universal immunisation to fight encephalitis which has claimed 700 lives during the year in four states including Assam and West Bengal. "MPs should mobilise people (in their constituencies) to ensure universal immunisation of children and even adults to combat encephalitis," Health Minister Harsh...
  • Encephalitis toll in West Bengal touches 121 August 3, 2014

    Kolkata: With two more deaths due to "different types of Encephalitis" reported in north Bengal in the last 24 hours, the toll from the disease in north Bengal rose to 121 on Sunday. "Two deaths have been reported in north Bengal and four new cases have also been reported in the...
  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department on Tuesday said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the vector-borne disease was reported. "The situation is totally under our control now. The number of new cases has reduced drastically and there are hardly any new...
  • West Bengal: No Eid holiday for health workers July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday. She added that awareness drives have been stepped up. Health workers in the state's Jalpaiguri district used the occasion of Eid Tuesday to...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Assam government steps up measures to combat encephalitis July 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam health department has stepped up measures to combat the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) which has so far claimed 252 lives in the state. A spokesman of the health department said on Saturday the number of encephalitis deaths remained static at 252 - 69...
  • Over 200 people succumb to encephalitis across India July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: More than 200 people succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and seven districts of West Bengal. In West Bengal alone, 102 people have died due to encephalitis. A total of 344 people have been affected by the viral disease in the state since January 2014. Jalpaiguri district is...
  • Encephalitis kills three more in West Bengal, toll now 61 July 22, 2014

    Siliguri: The raging encephalitis menace on Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of...
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month July 22, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 July 21, 2014

    Siliguri: With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 on Monday. The three patients died in a span of nine hours from 12.30 AM to 9 AM this morning, hospital Superintendent Amarendra Nath Sarkar said. Of the...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • Assam: CM Gogoi urges NRHM to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis July 10, 2014

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged the National Rural Health Mission to take measures to prevent spread of Japanese Encephalitis An official release said that Gogoi asked the NRHM Managing Director (In-Charge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • India introduces four new vaccines in immunisation programme July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India introduced 4 new vaccines as part of the Universal Immunization Programme on Thursday. Three new vaccines were introduced for children to fight the menace of rotavirus and rubella. For adults, a vaccine to combat Japanese Encephalitis was introduced, especially in high-priority districts. Speaking on the new development, Prime...
  • Nearly 190 dead due to suspected encephalitis June 30, 2014

    Nearly 190, mostly children from poor families, have died due to suspected encephalitis in Bihar in the last month with three more deaths on Monday, an official said. The maximum number of deaths took place in the state's Muzaffarpur district. Most of these children died at the government-run Sri Krishna Memorial...
  • Encephalitis vaccination campaign launched in Bihar June 22, 2014

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday launched a two-day vaccination campaign in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 139 children so far. "The campaign has been launched to ensure 100 percent immunization of children in the affected areas," Harsh...
  • Encephalitis menace: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan promises all possible help June 21, 2014

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the central government would provide all possible help to Bihar in controlling a suspected encephalitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of more than 130 children so far. "The central government would assist the Bihar government in all possible ways to control the disease...
  • Centre to launch encephalitis immunization campaign June 21, 2014

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the central government would launch a campaign to ensure 100 percent immunization of children in states hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak. "Now, my priority is to ensure 100 percent immunization of children in encephalitis affected areas. I will launch this campaign from...
  • Encephalitis toll rises to 124, Union Health Minister to visit Bihar June 20, 2014

    With the death toll of children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar rising to 124 today, Union Health Minister Harshvardhan is arriving in Patna on Friday night to take stock of the situation. "Altogether 123 people have died in two hospitals here so far, including six in the last...
  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome toll mounts to 81 in Bihar June 16, 2014

    Altogether 22 children have died from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in the past 24 hours in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district taking the toll to 81. Twenty two children have died at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital and the private Kejriwal hospital besides health centres in Muzaffarpur district in the past...
  • Litchi sales, export hit by encephalitis syndrome June 15, 2014

    Lucrative business of 'shahi-litchi' has been hit in last three days after experts collected samples of litchi to identify the virus strain that has claimed the lives of over 70 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, officials said. Traders and exporters of 'shahi-litchi' are worried as their sale has fallen substantially and...
  • Ensure 100 per cent immunization for encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned about the large number of encephalitis deaths in the country, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday asked officials to target 100 per cent immunization of children. The health minister said that the drive to eradicate encephalitis should replicate the Pulse Polio campaign. The minister's remarks came after the...
  • Encephalitis spreads to other parts of Bihar, death toll climbs to 31 June 9, 2014

    Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), so far limited to Muzaffarpur district, has now spread to neighbouring districts of Vaishali, Samastipur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar and East Champaran as 33 cases were reported from these districts recently. Confirming the spread of the disease, Principal Secretary of Health Department, Deepak Kumar, said, "Cases have been reported...
  • Encephalitis kills 6 more children, toll rises to 19 in Muzaffarpur June 7, 2014

    Six more children fell prey in the last 24 hours to the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district with the toll having now risen to 19 as the disease continues its onslaught. "We have lost six more children to AES. More cases are expected as experience tells us that...
  • Acute Encephalitis Syndrome claims 4 lives, 16 kids under treatment June 5, 2014

    Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) has claimed the lives of four children in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in the last one week, district civil surgeon Dr Gyan Bhushan said. "According to our data, there have been four casualties till Wednesday evening, while 16 others are undergoing treatment at Sri Krishna Medical College...
  • Three more children succumb to encephalitis in Gorakhpur December 11, 2013

    Three more children succumbed to encephalitis taking the death count from the viral disease to 626 this year in eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, health officials said. The children died at BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, they said, adding that five fresh encephalitis patients were admitted to BRD-MCH during the...