Assam reports 11 fresh cases of Japanese Encephalitis, toll rises to 326

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The death toll due to the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 52 as no new fatality has been reported in the last 24 hours.
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Guwahati: As many as 11 new cases of Japanese encephalitis (JE) were reported from all over Assam on Wednesday.

With this, a total of 326 cases of JE have been reported in the state since July 1 this year, as per officials.

In the last 24 hours three new cases of JE have been detected in Karbi Anglong, two each from Biswanath, Chirang and Kamrup districts and one each in West Karbi Anglong and Sonitpur districts.

The death toll due to the mosquito-borne disease remained unchanged at 52 as no new fatality has been reported in the last 24 hours.

The NHM has issued a standard operating procedure and guidelines to tackle the situation arising from the outbreak and health workers have been conducting massive awareness campaigns against the disease throughout the state.

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that belongs to the same genus as the dengue, yellow fever, and West Nile viruses.

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