Six more die of Japanese Encephalitis in Assam, toll rises to 82

PTI

File photo: Children suffering from  Japanese Encephalitis treated in a local hospital (PTI Photo)

File photo: Children suffering from Japanese Encephalitis treated in a local hospital (PTI Photo)

Six more people died of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Assam on Monday, taking the toll to 82, a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin said.

The number of JE positive cases in the state increased to 374 with 82 cases being reported on Monday, it said.

One death each was reported from Barpeta, Darrang, Hailakandi, Jorhat, Lakhimpur and Tinsukia districts, the NHM bulletin said.

The vector-borne disease affects the brain.

The six persons who died were undergoing treatment at intensive care units (ICUs) of hospitals in the six districts.

(PTI)