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Japanese encephalitis claims 15

Japanese encephalitis starts wreaking havoc claiming 15 people so far forcing the government to step in.

According to information, the victims include four children in the age group of two years to 15 years, and eleven adults in the affected districts.

In a bid to contain the situation at the earliest, the health department preparing for preventive vaccination programmes across the state which will take time.

The Centre is in constant touch with the state authorities to contain the situation.

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