JAPANESE 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...
  • 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 departmentincharge at the facility Dr Nemai Bhattacharya said, "Kolkata has little chances of being infected...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 (InCharge of Assam) Gautam Ganguly for a vaccination drive to check the disease across various districts...
  • 24 children die of Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha November 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: At least 24 children have died from mosquitoborne Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha's Malkangiri district, an official said on Saturday. A team of experts visited the affected area a few days ago and collected about 70 samples after the children, aged between two and five years, died in five villages...
  • Indian vaccine for Japanese encephalitis launched September 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: Pharma firm Biological E Ltd (BEL) on Thursday launched the country's first indigenous vaccine to tackle Japanese encephalitis (JE), a deadly viral disease. The vaccine, JEEV, is priced at Rs 985. This is a onetime vaccine to be taken in two doses and will be soon available in the domestic...
  • Delhi: 14 cases of Japanese Encephalitis reported December 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Fourteen people have tested positive for Japanese Encephalitis in the capital. The viral disease which has affected Delhi for the first time this year has been spreading since it first surfaced in October. Earlier this year, it claimed 195 lives in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh alone. Delhi health authorities...
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccines to be ready soon November 19, 2011

    New Delhi: There is some good news in the fight against Japanese Encephalitis that has claimed the lives of several children in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Department of Biotechnology Secretary Dr MK Bhan says by March 2012, three Indian companies will introduce vaccines for the new strain of Japanese Encephalitis...
  • Gaya: Encephalitis claims 84 lives in 80 days November 16, 2011

    Gaya: More than a thousand children are feared to have been affected by the Japanese encephalitis in Bihar's Gaya district. One child has been dying everyday for the last three months in the district. This outbreak comes even as Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh battles against Viral encephalitis. Shafina Khatun's world has...
  • Bihar: 84 children die due to encephalitis November 16, 2011

    Gaya: A total of 84 children have died in Gaya in Bihar in the last 80 days due to symptoms similar to encephalitis. More than a dozen children are still admitted in the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya. The children aged between two to eight years were brought in with...
  • UP: HC takes serious note on encephalitis issue October 10, 2011

    Allahabad: Taking serious note of the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh, which has claimed many lives this year, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the concerned officials to submit a report regarding the steps taken to prevent spread of the disease before it by October 20. The...
  • Over 90 die of Encephalitis in Gorakhpur July 20, 2010

    The onset of monsoons has brought with it the usual health disasters in India. More than 90 people have died of Japanese encephalitis in Gorakhpur this year itself. ...
  • Japanese encephalitis claims 200 lives in Uttar Pradesh September 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as India worries about the H1 N1 flu pandemic, a yearly killer Japanese encephalitis has hit Uttar Pradesh again. The Japanese encephalitis a mosquitoborne disease has killed over 200 children and has caused at least 700 more people to be hospitalised. "Everyday, 710 cases are being...
  • Health alert in Bihar after 39 encephalitis deaths August 10, 2009

    Patna: A high alert has been sounded in Bihar after at least 39 children died of encephalitis during fifteen days last, health officials said on Monday. The deaths occurred in the Patna Medical College and Hospital in the last two weeks. Several more children are in various hospitals for treatment, said...