2 more die of JE, toll touches 142

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Aug 7: With fresh death of two more persons, the death toll in Japanese Encephalitis has gone up to 142 on Wednesday, a bulletin of NHM informed here. Two fresh death cases have been reported from Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts, it added.

Six fresh cases of JE have been reported across the state in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. Moreover, total JE positive cases have also touched 604, the bulletin further said.

Kokrajhar Correspondent adds: One minor girl identified as Afsia Kathun (5) died of JE at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday.

The girl, who hails from Choutaki village in Kokrajhar district, was shifted to GMCH on August 3 after she was detected JE positive. With her death, the death toll in JE in Kokrajhar district has gone upto three.

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