11 JE cases in Arunachal  

NAHARLAGUN, July 15: In all 11 Japanese Encephalitis (JE) cases have been reported from Arunachal Pradesh during July, including district-wise – East Siang – 5, Papumpare Pare – 3, Upper Suabansiri, Lohit and Kra Daadi one each, according to health services director Dr. M. Lego.

Eleven patients who tested positive are under treatment in various hospitals, but no death has been reported till date.

Health & family welfare department has taken up all preventive steps for which there is no cause of alarm. Any cases of fever with stiffness of body, drowsiness, etc should be reported to health centres for confirmation, Dr. Lego said in a release.

Our correspondent adds: The Lohit case was detected in Hatiduba village under Sunpura circle and the patient has been undergoing treatment at Aditya Nursing Home in Dibrugarh, DMO Dr S Chai Pul said.

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