Skip to content Skip to navigation

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.

Author info

editor's picture

Please send your comments to editor@assamtimes.org

Add new comment

Random Stories

GNLA rebel held near Guwahati

29 Jan 2015 - 4:56pm | AT News
Security forces claimed to have captured a dreaded GNLA rebel along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Thursday.Identified as Ramu Ch Marak, the most wanted Garo militant was held during a joint operation...

No respite from rhino poaching

22 Apr 2017 - 5:21pm | AT News
Despite round-the-click vigil, the poachers in Kaziranga struck again for horn in the national park. Forest guards the famed abode of one horn rhinos found a carcass of the one horn animal in the...

Kokrajhar remains deserted 24 hour later of blast

31 Oct 2008 - 9:00pm | Pranjal Barua
Kokrajhar observes a total shutdown after the serial blast rocked the town last Thursday. The death toll in the distract headquarter rises up to 21 and the injured to nearly 57.The town along with...