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'It took almost one month to confirm lethal JE infection'

DNJAI83046 | 12/7/2017 | Author : Amit Bhatt | WC :318 | Health



At the time when seasonal diseases are producing challenges in front of state medical and health department, recent cases of lethal disease Japanese Encephalitis (JE) have exposed the lacunae at monitoring and testing system of diseases in the state.
In October, Rajasthan registered first death case due to JE, but it took 25 days to confirm that the deceased patient was infected with JE virus.
Meanwhile, two more patients from Keshoraipatan in Bundi were infected with JE but by the time it was confirmed, both of them recovered from the disease. The disheartening fact is, that for almost 2 months they remained unattended by medical officials, within the community. In such a condition if there was no outbreak, we should thank the
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