JORHAT (Assam): As many as 13 persons died and 22 others have affected by the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the Jorhat district of Assam. On Tuesday, Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mobibur Rahman stated that during last 10 days, 22 people were tested for the JE and 13 persons died.
Rahman added that the persons, who were tested positive, were admitted in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) and at two private hospitals. Among the affected, four were minors, five women and all are residents of rural areas.
He added that six persons died at Jorhat Christian Medical Centre (JCMC) and seven others died in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH).
Rahman also said that the situation is being monitored carefully by the officials. He added that so far they have distributed 33,000 medicated medicated mosquito nets in the affected areas. Health awareness camps were also organised in JE prone areas.
To curb the spread of disease, fogging and spraying of DDT have been implemented in nearly 45 villages in and around the Jorhat district.