Encephalitis

  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Encephalitis claims 623 lives eastern UP this year December 10, 2013

    Acute brain inflammatory disease encephalitis has claimed 623 lives this year in eastern Uttar Pradesh, according to government data. Of the 2,978 children admitted this year at different hospitals in Gorakhpur and Basti division, 623 died of the disease, as per the data from the office of Additional Health Director. "The...
  • 6 more children succumb to encephalitis; death toll reaches 609 December 3, 2013

    The encephalitis menace continues unabated in eastern UP as six more children succumbed to the disease at BRD Medical College Hospital, official sources said in Gorakhpur on Monday. With the six deaths, which took place over the last two days, the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 609...
  • 6 more children succumb to encephalitis; toll mounts to 590 November 26, 2013

    With six more children succumbing to Encephalitis in past two days, the death toll due to the disease this year has risen to 590 in the eastern region, health officials said on Tuesday. All the deaths occurred at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, they said. Two children each...
  • Encephalitis claims three more lives in Gorakhpur, toll reaches 576 November 22, 2013

    Three more children succumbed to encephalitis taking the death toll from the viral disease this year to 576 in eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, health officials said. The children died in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospita in Gorakhpur, they said. Twenty one people with symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome were...
  • 22 more encephalitis deaths in Gorakhpur; leave of all doctors, paramedical staff cancelled November 6, 2013

    With another 22 deaths due to encephalitis in the past five days in Gorakhpur, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday cancelled the leave of all doctors and paramedical staff, an official said. This has been done to ensure that the health department is present in full strength to attend to the...
  • Eight more lives succumb to encephalitis; toll mounts to 466 October 29, 2013

    Eight more children succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, taking the death toll due to the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 466 this year, health officials said on Monday. The eight died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital (BRD-MCH) here yesterday. They hailed from Kushinagar, Siddharthanagar and Basti region. A...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show October 15, 2013

    As we bring down the curtains on 'No Country for Children' Campaign- we get a special CJ show from Gorakhpur- the epicenter of encephalitis epidemic, to put focus on this deadly disease that has consumed the lives of many children. Plus, we bring you the best of 'No country for...