Guwahati: Assam on Sunday started adult vaccination programme for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Sivsagar district, becoming the first state to undertake adult vaccination in the country.

State Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma inaugurated the programme at Geleki in the district.

The Assam government on Sunday launched the country’s first-ever project of a vaccination drive against Japanese encephalitis, with a target of covering eight lakh people in the worst-affected Siva

Jorhat, Sept.

Guwahati: Assam health department will launch an experimental adult vaccination drive as a preventive against deadly Japanese encephalitis in Sivasagar district of Assam, according to Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma.

Kokrajhar, Aug. 25: Another person died of Japanese encephalitis here today, taking the toll to four.

The health department has decided to propose a mass adult vaccination drive in Sivasagar district for everyone above 15 years to curb the spread of encephalitis.

The move comes in view of rising number of encephalitis cases in the district.

Vaccination below 15 years is already being done across the state.

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This was the first tiger in the st

With an annual turnover of over Rs 760 crores in 2010, rubber cultivation in the Northeastern States has emerged a major player in the economy of the region.