JE cases reported in Nagaland

Kohima: Japanese Encephalitis, which has claimed many lives in Assam, has also been reported in the Dimapur district of Nagaland. According to official sources, around 18 cases of suspected Japanese Encephalitis were reported under Dimapur district and after laboratory test, nine cases were detected as JE Positive and the patients are undergoing treatment in various hospitals of Dimapur town. The National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) of Nagaland is keeping strict vigil on the reported cases and undertaking preventive measures. There was a report of one death due to Japanese Encephalitis infection at a private nursing home of Dimapur, but the same could not be officially confirmed. (UNI)

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