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Four new vaccines in national immunization programme

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 20:34

The Indian government Thursday introduced four new vaccines, including one for Japanese Encephalitis (JE), in the national immunization programme, which will now provide free vaccines against 13 life-threatening diseases to 27 million children annually.

Vaccination campaign against encephalitis launched in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 16:38

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday launched a two-day vaccination campaign in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 139 children so far.

Centre to launch encephalitis immunization campaign

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 12:09

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday said the central government would launch a campaign to ensure 100 percent imminizatuion of children in states hit by a suspected encephalitis outbreak.

Litchi virus causing acute encephalitis syndrome?

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 00:54

A new study suggest that Bihar`s `shahi litchi`, famous for its unique flavour and taste, might have claimed the lives of over 70 children in the Muzaffarpur district of the state.

Encephalitis spreading in Bihar, 92 children dead

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 16:58

Fifteen more children died in Bihar of suspected encephalitis in the past 24 hours as the disease spread to new districts, taking the death toll to 92, officials said Monday.

Ensure 100 percent immunization for encephalitis: Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 00:23

Concerned about the large number of encephalitis deaths in the country, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday asked officials to target 100 percent immunization of children.

Vector-borne diseases should be prevented: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 23:06

WHO said that vector-borne diseases like Malaria, Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis could be eradicated through preventive measures and more financial commitment for campaigns against the diseases

3 more succumb to encephalitis; toll reaches 640

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 14:35

The menace of encephalitis continues unabated in Eastern Uttar Pradesh as three more children succumbed to the disease at BRD Medical College Hospital, official sources said here on Wednesday.

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