Guwahati: The toll due to Japanese Encephalitis in Assam rose to 44 after three more death was reported in the state due to the infection in the last 24 hours on Tuesday.
The state reported eight fresh cases raised the tally to 274, an official release said.
The three deaths due to Japanese Encephalitis include two from Nagaon and one from Chirang.
Meanwhile, three new cases were reported from Nagaon, two from Tinsukia, and one each from Chirang, Jorhat, and Kamrup.
On Monday, as many as 14 such cases were registered and two deaths.
However, rapid response teams have been set up by all district administrations to tackle Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis.
The standard operating procedures and guidelines by the state’s National Health Mission are being followed by all the districts for the detection, management, and referral of Japanese Encephalitis cases.
Japanese Encephalitis is an infection that’s spread through mosquito bites during the monsoon flood season in Assam between May and October every year.