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Tragic: Over 50 children succumb to Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha

Over 50 children in Odisha’s Malkangiri region died in the last 34 days due the spread of Japanese Encephlities.

The administration has sprung into action and is geared up to grapple with the situation on a war footing, with mosquito control drives and distribution of mosquito nets across areas.

Pigs that carry the killer virus have been kept in enclosures and hundreds have also been killed by the villagers to stop the spread of the virus.

New beds have been made available in the hospitals with ventilators for patients to battling the menace.

The Centre in September declared Japanese Encephalitis (JE) as a notifiable disease and had asked states to ensure that all health care providers inform local authorities about such cases.

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