One tests positive for swine flu; Japanese Encephalitis claims 3 lives in Nagaon

Nagaon: One person tested positive for Japanese Encephalitis; 3 people are killed by it in Nagaon

NAGAON: Anjan Kumar Bora (54), a resident of Naltoli, under Kaliabor subdivision was tested positive for the swine influenza. He was being treated at Guwahati Health City Hospital. Nagaon said that he was infected by H1N1, which is basically transmitted via pigs, and was being treated at Guwahati’s Health City Hospital.

Not surprisingly, Nagaon, together with the district’s health service, initiated stringent measures to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the district.

On Thursday night, Dr Arup Jyoti Mahata, newly appointed Joint Director of District Health Services Nagaon said one case of confirmed swine influenza from Naltoli was reported in that district up to the date of this report. Infected by H1N1 virus, which is transmitted from pigs, he was taken to a Guwahati-based hospital and was currently undergoing treatment. Dr Mahanta stated that the District Health department had already taken almost all necessary measures to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the entire district.

JE has also been a concern due to the flooding in this area. Three people were killed by it in addition to the 16 others infected in unincorporated Nagaon. Sources said that 13 other people tested positive for JE are being treated at various Guwahati hospitals until the filing of this report.

The victims of Japanese Encephalitis were identified as Chandra Kant Nath (58), Sadananda Booruah (64), and Hamidul Islam (48) from the Dagaon region. After being infected by JE, they all received treatment at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.

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