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Mizoram Health Department Maintaining Strict Vigil over Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue, Measles

Mizoram Health Department Maintaining Strict Vigil over Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue, Measles

Aizawl:  Mizoram health department said through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) it was maintaining strict vigil in view of outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in Manipur, dengue in Kolkata and measles among the children in Myanmar.

State Hospital and Medical Education Director Dr K Lalbiakzuala said that a team of five experts led by IDSP state Nodal Officer Pachuau Lalmalsawma reached Mizoram-Manipur border Sakawrdai village on Tuesday evening and would conduct field visit and free clinics in the areas adjoining Manipur.

Community Health Centres (CHCs), Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and sub-health centres in the border areas with Manipur and Myanmar were instructed to immediately report any suspicious outbreak or mysterious disease infections to the IDSP.

Sentinel Surveillance Site for JE was in place in the Civil Hospital in Aizawl with experts and required equipment while Civil Hospitals in Aizawl and Lunglei were designated as Sentinel Surveillance Sites for Dengue.

Of the 50 samples tested for suspected Dengue fever in the state 49 were found to be negative while the lone patient was already cured. No reports of JE and measles infections have been received so far.

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