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Japanese Encephalitis claims one in Udalguri

UDALGURI:  The monsoon related fever has began to raise its ugly head in Udalguri district.Japan Encephalitis (JE), Malaria have started reporting and JE has already claimed a life. A native of Suklai area near Dimakuchi in Udalguri,Sangita Pathak(24) a mother of a three year old child who had been diagnosed with JE and was under going treatment at GNRCH for the past couple of days died on Tuesday. A pall of gloom descended in the area after her body was brought for last rites. The conscious locals have resented over the fact that the Indo-Bhutan border populace of the district were never apprised on the precautionary measures through awareness programmes. Sources in the district heath department stated that a malaria control team has already jumped into action. "We have directed  a team of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) to take necesaary measures said, Joint Director of Heath,Udalguri,Dr. Tayebur Rahman.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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