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50 people reported dead in West Bengal due to Encephalitis

50 people reported dead in West Bengal due to Encephalitis

With two more death reported in the North Bengal, the mosquito initiated deadly allergic reaction is taking a serious toll in the state

Since January of this year, Encephalitis has taken a huge toll in the North Bengal Medical College, with 50 fatal cases reported so far. Out of 50, 30 people succumbed to the disease in July alone, and another 16 are reported to be present in the wards now.

Taking emergency stock of the situation, a four-member central team is reported to have visited the hospital, after two more deaths were reported recently. More alarming is the situation of shortfall of encephalitis vaccines in the hospital, the team leader Dr Kuljit Singh Anand has implied in his submission to the Union Health Ministry. As a immediate step forward, the team would approach the centre and urge them to arrange adequate vaccines to the state

Encephalitis is the inflammation of the brain which can either be caused by infection or due to allergic reaction.  In particular, Japenese Encephalitis is caused due to Japenese Encephalitis virus in mosquitoes and quite resembles dengue in its early stages, and is quite rampant in rural areas

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