Two more kids succumb to Japanese Encephalitis in Malkangiri; death toll mounts to 94


Malkangiri, Nov 7: With the death of two more children identified as Babul Halua (5) of MV-22 under Korakonda block and Jhansi Bhumia (5) of Mathili at the Malkangiri district headquarters hospital today while undergoing treatment, the death toll due to the killer disease Japanese Encephalitis (JE) has mounted to 94 in Malkangiri.

Despite the several steps taken by the district administration and Health department to tackle with the vector borne disease, the death toll has been rising day by day in the district.

As per sources, an initiative to vaccinate more than 26 lakh children in Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jajpur districts against JE from December 1 is being taken by the officials to contain the spread of the disease

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