Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday disclosed that while Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 44 lives, 87 persons have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome in the Stat

Amidst heavy floods in several parts in Golaghat, a girl studying in Class X lost her life after suffering from the deadly Encephalitis disease.

The vector-borne disease like dengue, Japanese Encephalitis and malaria have broken out in various places of Golaghat district.

GORAKHPUR: CM Yogi Adityanath launched encephalitis vaccination campaign in the state from Mainpur village in Kushinagar on Thursday .

LUCKNOW: "The people mostly affected with Japanese encephalitis (JE) are those who come from Dalit and minority communities and areas," said state health minister Siddharth Nath Singh in Lucknow on

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Joint research by scientists from Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) here and the US-based Emory Vaccine Center have identified a crucial component from skin mucus of

Victim may have contracted virus during Bihar visit

How is it possible that lychee, a deliciously sweet tropical fruit, could induce a fatal hypoglycemic encephalopathy in children? The answer is straightforward: the edible fruit (aril) of lychee or litchi (Litchi sinensis or Litchi chinensis), and other members of the Soapberry family (Sapindaceae), contains unusual amino acids that disrupt gluconeogenesis and β-oxidation of fatty acids. (Comment)

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The Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection is one of the major public health problems in Nepal because of its increasing disease morbidity and mortality. The main purpose of this study was to determine the anti-JEV IgM positivity among acute encephalitis syndromic cases from all over Nepal. The present study was conducted at National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu, Nepal from April 2015 to October 2015. A total of 671 (418 CSF and 253 serum) samples were collected from 625 patients with acute encephalitic syndrome, admitted to different hospitals from all over Nepal.

Outbreaks of unexplained illness frequently remain under-investigated. In India, outbreaks of an acute neurological illness with high mortality among children occur annually in Muzaffarpur, the country's largest litchi cultivation region. In 2014, researchers aimed to investigate the cause and risk factors for this illness.

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