Wednesday , 13 December 2017
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Two more test positive for Japanese encephalitis in Bundi

Jaipur/Kota: Two more persons from Keshoraipatan town of Bundi district tested positive for Japanese encephalitis (JE) in state. The first case of JE, in which the patient died, was reported from the same town on October 31.

Dr S N Dholpuria, nodal officer of the integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP), confirmed that two more persons have tested positive for JE.

“We had sent seven samples to the National Institute of Virology in Pune. Two samples tested positive for JE. Two others among the seven are suspected to be cases of JE. We have sent their samples again to Pune for confirmation,” said Dr Dholpuria.

Apart from the earlier seven samples, they have also sent seven more of people who had fever and other symptoms of JE during diagnosis.

Health department officials along with veterinary department officials are conducting inspections, collecting samples of mosquitoes, and sending them to Delhi for testing if mosquitoes are found to be infected with JE virus.

Source : timesofindia

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