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Encephalitis claims 3 in Barpeta


Cases of Japanese encephalitis refuse to die down in Barpeta. Yet another patient lost his life in the district creating panic among the people of all walks of life.

Idetified as Jumi Begum, the resident of Durgapur in Bhella died of this dreaded disease recently when she was undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

The death of the pregnant woman sent shockwaves across the district. Another resident of the same district Rajnikanta Das died after suffering from the same decease on June 28. With this, the death toll in Japanese encephalitis has gone up to 3 in the district.

However, a number of patients hailing from Bahari, Sarthebari, Bhella, Sila, Dokreswar, Satrabaradi, Sundaridiya, Sorbhog, khorisala etc have been undergoing treatment in the various private nursing homes and hospitals of Guwahati.

They have been identified as Prasenjit  Das of Sundaridiya Satra; Dimbeswar Das of Khatalpara, Howly; Padumi Talukdar of Bahari; Nogen Deka of Sarthebari, Labaram Pathak of Sila, Sumoti Pathak of Darkeswar, Rafikul Islam of Sorbhog.


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