En­cephali­tis toll at 106, in­ten­sity dips

The Political and Business Daily - - STATES -

IN a sign that the in­ten­sity of of the in­ci­dence of en­cephali­tis has come down in the seven north Ben­gal dis­tricts, only one person has been re­ported to have died since yes­ter­day, tak­ing the toll to 106 to­day.

"One more death has been re­ported in the North Ben­gal Med­i­cal Col­lege Hos­pi­tal (NBMC) since yes­ter­day," said West Ben­gal Health Ser­vices direc­tor Biswaranjan Sat­pa­thy.

Sat­pa­thy said that the sit­u­a­tion was un­der con­trol, point­ing out that "both the num­ber of deaths and that of af­fected per­sons is com­ing down."

"As of to­day, 37 per­sons are ad­mit­ted in the NBMC ow­ing to en­cephali­tis," he said.

Mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have been asked to main­tain clean­li­ness and un­der­take fog­ging ac­tiv­i­ties reg­u­larly to con­trol the dis­ease.

Jal­paig­uri district was the worst-hit with ru­ral ar­eas in Dhupguri and Moy­naguri be­ing the most af­fected be­cause of the pres­ence of a large num­ber of pig­geries from where Ja­panese En­cephali­tis spread.

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