Encephalitis claims one more life in Assam's Darrang

Encephalitis claimed one more person in Assam’s Darrang.

On Thursday, he died from infection in his brain caused by this disease at GMCH. He had been fighting for his life in hospital since June 30, and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday. The family claimed the dead man was infected with Japanese Encephalitis, which (according to some sources) occurred on July 10. He had been receiving treatment at GMCH. However, there is no death report.

This claim is not supported by the fact that Darrang, Shyam Barruah, District Malaria Officer had, on Thursday night, confirmed the cause as Acute Endcephalitis Syndrome (AES), rather than JE. This casualty brings the number of AES-JE deaths in this district to five.

DMO Baruah said that of those five deaths, two were claimed by JE and three died due to AES. District has so far recorded 10 AES and seven JE deaths.

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