Navigation Links
Encephalitis Claims 131 lives in Uttar Pradesh

Encephalitis is slowly spreading in UP and causing more deaths especially in children. 11 more deaths were reported from Gorakhpur. The toll caused by the rapidly spreading killer virus // in the state has gone up to 131.

While the disease was so far confined largely to Gorakhpur and neighboring Maharajganj and Kushinagar districts, it has now spread to not only nearby Bahraich, Barabanki and Lakhimpur-Kheri districts but also to Varanasi, Sitapur and Rae Bareli located far away.

The special encephalitis unit created at the Gorakhpur Medical College is finding it hard to cope with the needs of the rising number of patients. Despite pumping in all available resources, medical experts are unable to curb the deaths.

As against 128 beds earmarked for encephalitis patients in the medical college at Gorakhpur, there were no less than 170-180 patients over the past few days. The hospital said it had no choice but to place patients two to a bed or even on the floor.

K.P. Kushwaha, in-charge of the encephalitis unit at Gorakhpur, said: "It's strange that the government has failed to declare encephalitis an epidemic, even though it has been striking eastern Uttar Pradesh for 27 years."

Referring to the number of deaths, he said: "The mortality is not unusual as even in countries like Japan, China, Thailand and Indonesia, where the disease is prevalent, it takes a toll of about 20-40 percent."

He said, however, there was a difference - "unlike those countries, there is a total absence of any kind of preventive measures here".

According to Kushwaha: "There is no system of immunisation against encephalitis, even though its vaccine is manufactured in India."

However, according to sources in the state health headquarters here, poor demand for the vaccine had forced India's only manufacturing unit at Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh to reduce production.

The Indian vaccine is priced R s.60 a vial, against the imported vaccine's cost of Rs.150-200.

Top government officials declined to comment on the issue.

"Right now we are grappling with the serious issue of deaths, we will look into the immunisation aspect later," said Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jaiveer Singh.

"We have already taken punitive action against doctors and pharmacists who failed to rise to the occasion in handling the disease."

Source:IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis
2. Encephalitis claims 46 lives in UP
3. Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal
4. Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India
5. Encephalitis Death Toll In U.P. Crosses 200 Mark.
6. Encephalitis Deaths Cross 220 in Uttar Pradesh
7. Encephalitis Deaths in Maybe higher than Reported
8. Low Cost Tissue Culture Vaccine For Encephalitis
9. Encephalitis Has Claimed 400 Lives In Uttar Pradesh
10. Uttar Pradesh Encephalitis toll continues to rise - Over 600 dead
11. Encephalitis Survivors Face The Risk Of Becoming Disabled
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: