Navigation Links
Encephalitis Deaths Cross 220 in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Aug 26 . Japanese encephalitis deaths continue to rise in Uttar Pradesh and the latest toll has crossed 220 in less than a month. //

Dr.T.N.Dhole from Microbiology Department of Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences blamed "official apathy" for the unabated spread of the killer brain fever, which had been striking eastern Uttar Pradesh for nearly three decades.

Encephalitis is a mosquito borne disease and is continuing to spread across the state since it broke out July 29 and has also spread to neighboring country Nepal. Now authorities are rushing experts from Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences to the worst affected districts in the east.

A nine-member team, led by Dr.Dhole, are leaving for Gorakhpur and neighboring areas Saturday at the instance of Governor T.V. Rajeshwar, the first VIP to visit the worst affected district.

"We will carry out all necessary investigations on a cross-section of patients so that we can identify the type of virus and accordingly suggest appropriate treatment for the same," said Dr. Dhole.

Contrary to earlier statistics by the state health directorate of 1,500 Japanese encephalitis deaths in 27 years, Dhole said their survey had revealed that 7,874 people had died of the disease during that period.

He wondered why successive state governments had failed to take more concrete and permanent measures to tackle the disease.

"India is the only country where Japanese encephalitis is still being dealt with so casually," he said.

Dhole regretted that the government had not even cared to classify the outbreaks over the years as an epidemic, or at least a "notified disease".

"The result is obvious - today, countries like China, Malaysia, Indonesia and even (South) Korea and Japan have managed to contain the killer disease, while we were still allowing common people to die for no fault of theirs," he added.

(Source- IANS)

Related medicine news :

1. Toll-like Receptor (Tlr3) Attachment Leads To Lethal Encephalitis
2. Encephalitis claims 46 lives in UP
3. Encephalitis Claims 131 lives in Uttar Pradesh
4. Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal
5. Brain Fever or Encephalitis Spreading in North India
6. Encephalitis Death Toll In U.P. Crosses 200 Mark.
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:

(Date:11/26/2015)... ... , ... Inevitably when people think Thanksgiving, they also think Holiday sales and ... Friday and Cyber Monday massage chair sales to receive the best pricing ... to find the best massage chair deals, they can see all of the coupons ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Jobs in hospital medical ... professionals and offered by healthcare staffing agency Aureus Medical Group . ... of October 2015 among those searching for healthcare jobs through the company’s website, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s Web – an online resource for ... topics on mental and emotional well-being relationship, life balance, stress, professional development, ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... The holiday ... dish and pleasing the palates of attendees is of the utmost importance. Whether ... a seasonal get-together, give these recipes a try this holiday season. , Turkey ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Dr. John Pierce, Medical Director at the Ageless Forever clinic ... the Capillus272™ Pro laser therapy cap. FDA cleared for safety and efficacy, the Capillus272 ... need for surgery, prescription pills, or topical foams. , “Capillus272™ Pro is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015 On Tuesday, November 24, ... trial against Wright Medical Technology, Inc. for product ... metal-on-metal hip implant device, awarded $11 million in ... week trial and three days of deliberations, the ... was defectively designed and unreasonably dangerous, and that ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), a developer ... Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to present a ... Jaffray Healthcare Conference. th Annual Piper ... in New York on Tuesday, ... will be available for one-on-one meetings during the conference. ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , November 25, 2015 ... self-monitoring blood glucose devices was valued at $11,171.1 million ... a CAGR of 5.7% during 2015 - 2022. The ... and increasing prevalence of diabetes. In addition, the increase ... is also contributing to the growth of the market. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: