News Desk, Tech for FTCP, Muzaffarpur
Updated Wed, 16 Sep 2020 11:14 PM IST
Death of children due to encephalitis in Bihar (file photo)
– Photo: Tech for FTCP
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Please tell that every year many deaths occur in Bihar, especially in Muzaffarpur due to Japanese fever. In June last year itself, 161 children died here. According to the information, the disease occurs in children below the age of 15 years. Fever, vomiting and headache are the symptoms that identify it.
From 27th March till now, 76 children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome / Japanese encephalitis treated here. Out of which, 11 children have died, 2 children are injured in PICU ward. 60 children discharged: Shrikrishna Medical College & Hospital, Muzaffarpur, Bihar
– ANI (@ANI) September 16, 2020
According to the report, the first case of the disease was reported in Muzaffarpur district in 1995. After this there were 143 deaths in 2013, 355 in 2014, 11 in 2015, four in 2016, 11 in 2017 and 7 deaths in 2018. However, in recent years, the number of deaths from this has decreased and constant efforts are being made to treat it. According to the World Health Organization, the first case of the disease was reported in the year 1871.