Encephalitis toll at 106, intensity dips
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.