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Japanese encephalitis: toll 17 in Sivasagar

Japanese encephalitis have claimed several lives in upper Assam. According to information, at least 17 people, including children, have died due to Japanese encephalitis in Sivasagar district some this month. More than 50 others have been under going treatment at the Asam Medical College Hospital in Dibrugarh. The disease was spreading in Amguri, Geleki, Demow and Khelua areas of the district, which is encephalitis prone. A high-level expert team has meanwhile visited the areas to take stock of the situation. The killer disease is also creating panic in Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts of upper Assam.

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