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Japanese Encephalitis toll climbs to 53 in Odisha

With the death of two more children, the toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) on Saturday went up to 53 in over a month in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district of Odisha.

Japanese encephalitis: All you need to know about the viral disease

 The incubation period of JEV (time from infection until illness) is typically 5-15 days, but 1 in 250 infections develop into encephalitis.

Mizoram takes preventive steps for Japanese encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis has claimed two lives in Manipur last week while over 25 persons were hospitalised.

Kolkata's Park Street gang-rape case: 3 accused found guilty

Kolkata's Park Street gang-rape case: 3 accused found guilty

The Park Street gang-rape victim, who had appeared in public several times and said she had no inhibition in publishing her name, died of encephalitis in March this year.

Encephalitis claims 50 lives in West Bengal

With the death of two more persons Wednesday, the number of patients died of encephalitis has risen to 50 since January this year in the North Bengal Medical College here.

66 people have died of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam

At least 66 people people have died of Japanese Encephalitis this year across Assam, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

Japanese Encephalitis claims 52 lives in Assam

Altogether 52 people have died and 318 others have been affected by Japanese Encephalitis this year in Assam with the disease assuming alarming trend during recent months in the state.

13 dead, 22 affected by Japanese Encephalitis in Assam

Altogether 13 persons have died and 22 have tested positive for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam's Jorhat district during the last 10 days, Joint Director of Health and Family Welfare Dr Mobibur Rahman said here Tuesday.

8 die of Japanese Encephalitis in North Bengal

Eight persons have died of Japanese Encephalitis in the North Bengal Medical College here in the past nine days, a hospital official said Friday.

Encephalitis outbreak kills nine in northern West Bengal

Altogether nine people have died of encephalitis in northern West Bengal since May, a health official said here on Wednesday.

Encephalitis claims first victim in Bihar this year

A child has died due to the deadly mosquito-borne disease Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district - the first in the state this year, an official said on Saturday.

Nadda reviews encephalitis situation

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda Wednesday asked all stakeholders to come together and try and prevent deaths due to encephalitis, a disease rampant in many parts of the country.

Health Minister asks TN to be alert about Japanese Encephalitis, AES

In the wake of cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) emerging from various districts of Tamil Nadu, Health Minister J P Nadda today advised the state to be "vigilant" in order to combat such diseases.

Steps to end encephalitis not getting desired results: Govt

Government today admitted in Lok Sabha that its measures to end encephalitis were not getting desired results as members voiced concern over the disease claiming lives of 1,495 people, mostly children, so far this year.

Chemical compounds that can help cure sleeping sickness found

Chemical compounds that can help cure sleeping sickness found

A recent research has helped scientists find hundreds of chemical compounds that could prove beneficial in curing the deadly disease known as sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis.

Crib deaths continue in Bengal, toll reaches 18

Crib deaths at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital continues unabated with three more babies dying since Friday to take the toll to 18.

NHRC notice to three states over encephalitis

 The NHRC Thursday issued notice to the governments of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Odisha over recurrence of Japanese encephalitis, blaming their lackadaisical attitude towards curbing the disease.

254 encephalitis deaths in Bengal this year

The encephalitis outbreak in West Bengal this year has so far claimed 254 lives, an official said Tuesday claiming that the situation is now "under control".

Encephalitis in West Bengal: Death toll climbs to 212

The encephalitis outbreak in northern West Bengal has claimed one more life, taking the death toll in the entire state to 212, an official said on Wednesday.

Two more Encephalitis deaths in WB, toll 210

Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said here today.