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3 more die, Assam JE toll rises to 71

3 more die, Assam JE toll rises to 71

Guwahati: With the death of three more patients, the Japanese Encephalitis in Assam rose to 71, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said here Friday.

The number of registered positive JE cases also increased to 334 from 306 on Thursday.

Of the three fresh deaths reported, two were from Dibrugarh and one from Goalpara district, said the NHM bulletin.

Giving the cumulative figures for JE/AES (Acute Encephalitis Syndrome), the bulletin said there were 165 deaths and 1,280 cases reported since January. Measures to control the mosquito borne disease that affects the brain continued to be taken across the state which is currently undergoing a transmission season for Japanese Encephalitis, NHM sources said.

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