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Assam Braces For Encephalitis Surge As Floodwaters Recede

Because the floodwaters recede in Assam, the state is now bracing for a spate of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) instances. July is the height time for the an infection and instances are already on the rise within the state.

Assam has reported 143 Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) instances and 16 associated deaths to date this yr, stated officers of the state unit of Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM).

Of those, 48 have been JE instances reported from Lakhimpur, Morigaon, Nalbari, Barpeta, Dhemaji, Kamrup, Sivasagar and Sonipur, stated well being officers. Some instances have been reported from Jorhat and Nagaon too.

NHM Mission Director Dr MS Lakshmi Priya chaired a video convention with district well being groups on Wednesday in view of the rising instances of water- and vector-borne illnesses. Officers from the state’s Built-in Illness Surveillance Programme (IDSP) cell and Nationwide Vector Borne Illness Management Programme (NVBDCP) cell additionally participated within the convention.

Assam witnessed devastating floods final month with rain-related incidents claiming a minimum of 179 deaths to date this yr.

With the floodwaters now receding and the reduction camp inmates returning to their homes, consumption of contaminated water and subsequent well being points have been reported from some areas within the flood-affected areas.