A six-month-old baby succumbed to a deadly mosquito-borne disease in Bihar on Thursday, taking the toll from the disease to three in 2013, and 16 children have been admitted to hospitals in Muzaffarpur, officials said.
With this year's first death suspected to be caused by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) reported in Bihar, the fear of an outbreak of the deadly mosquito-borne disease has returned to haunt the state, an official said on
Bihar on Tuesday launched a special vaccination drive to cover 1.8 million children against Japanese encephalitis, a minister here said. ‘It is to provide immunity against the deadly Japanese encephalitis to children in the age
Unhappy with the tardy progress in initiatives to deal with the outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh, the government has fixed time lines for completion of pending projects, an official
Was the UP government's battle against encephalitis lost due to red tape? The answer, shockingly, is a resounding yes. Even as the death toll of kids falling to the deadly viral disease mounted to 555 up to Saturday, the health
After at least 24 children died of unknown diseases in the region in recent months, Odisha has intensified health awareness campaign in tribal-populated Malkangiri district an official said on Thursday. The awareness campaign was
Japanese Encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne viral form of encephalitis. Encephalitis results in inflammation of the brain. The patient’s central nervous system is affected. This results in fever and/or a sudden onset of
Cabinet approves plan to tackle Japanese Encephalitis (JE)/Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) over a five-year period.
Ministries responsible for implementing the programme - Health andFamily Welfare, Drinking water and
The Uttar Pradesh Government is in hot water yet again, and this time for its alleged lack of preparation. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights concluded that the Uttar Pradesh government’s casual approach
Disturbed over the large number of deaths due to encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, India's apex child rights panel has summoned the top health official of the state to appear before it, a statement said on
JEEV, a vaccine to tackle Japanese Encephalitis was launched by an Indian pharma, Biological E. Ltd. It is the country’s first indigenous vaccine to tackle JE. Priced at Rs 985, the vaccine will be available in the private
A new study has found that nearly 76 percent of emerging infectious diseases are ‘zoonotic’ . Zoonotic diseases are classified as those that are transferred from animals to humans. Rabies, Chikunguniya and Japanese
Families of hundreds of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar are yet to be paid compensation announced by the state government last month, an official said Monday. Nearly 20 days after the state
Even as a worried Uttar Pradesh government is combating the outbreak of encephalitis that has claimed 117 lives in the last one month in the eastern part of the state, the Gorakhpur administration is toying with homeopathy and