Death toll rises to 47 due to acute Encephalitis

Npnews24 online: Acute Encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a serious public health problem in India and in recent tragic death toll rises to 47 in state of Bihar.

An illness that’s an annual phenomenon killed more than dozen children’s in rural Bihar. The Union government has deployed a multi-specialty team in the state.

Team will also visit to several hospitals to assess the situation and support the state government, said ministry official.

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is the major cause of AES in India. And it was first diagnosed in India in 1955.

Viruses are the main causative agents in AES cases, although other sources such as bacteria, fungus, Viruses are the main causative agents in AES cases, although other sources such as bacteria, fungus, parasites, spirochetes, chemicals, toxins and noninfectious agents have also been reported over the past few decades

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