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Alarming rise in Japanese encephalitis

Japanese Encephalitis continues to wreak havoc forcing the authorities to step up measures to contain the situation.

Within a short period of two months, the killer virus has claimed 31 lives in the state. These are apart from over 250 others who have been undergoing treatment in 22 districts.

Sources told Assam Times that the worst hit district is Barpeta where over 40 people have tested positive after 5 people lost their lives. 

Next to Barpeta is Darrang district where the killer virus has claimed four people apart from 16 other positive cases.

Kamrup (rural) district has confirmed 31 cases apart from the death of 4 people. Kamrup (metro) has recorded 30 cases of infection with no casualty as of now.

Sivasagar district has confirmed three deaths in this disease while Nalbari has declared found four deaths apart from 14 confirmed cases.

Kokrajhar district authorities have reported two deaths out of four confirmed cases.

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