Guwahati: At least four more people lost their lives due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam, taking the death toll to 52.
All four deaths were reported from the Nagaon district, officials said.
Three fresh cases of JE were detected in the state in the last 24 hours.
With this, a total of 305 cases of the mosquito-borne disease have been detected in the state since July 1 this year.
The new cases were reported from Bongaigaon, Majuli, and West Karbi Anglong districts.
Nagaon district has recorded the highest of 44 cases so far, Jorhat and Golaghat have reported 39 and 34 cases each.
The National Health Mission (NHM) has issued a standard operating procedure (SOP) and guidelines to handle the situation from the outbreak and health workers have been conducting massive awareness campaigns against the disease throughout the state.
Japanese encephalitis is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that belongs to the same genus as the dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses.