Tag: Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

6 children die of suspected AES in Bihar's Gaya

Gaya (Bihar): Six children in Bihar’s Gaya district are suspected to have died of Acute Encephalitis (AES) in a week, an official said on Tuesday. Of the 23 children admitted to Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMCH) from July 2 till date, six have died, a health officer said here. ANMCH Superintendent V.K. […]

More than medicine, rain could check AES in Bihar

Patna: There is a consensus among doctors, experts, health officials as well as parents that monsoon brings down cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, the epicentre of the mystery disease that has claimed lives of 154 children in the state so far. A week after the much-awaited monsoon entered Bihar and […]

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SC issues notice to Centre, Bihar government on encephalitis outbreak

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Bihar government to apprise it about the steps taken to prevent the recent deaths of children due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES). The court’s response came on a PIL filed over the outbreak of AES, which claimed the lives of more than 140 […]

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Shocking! Odisha Health Dept yet to list AES/JE endemic dists in State

Bhubaneswar: Here is a shocker. Despite recording a toll of 157 deaths due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis (AES/JE) in 2016, the revelation is Odisha Health Department has not identified any AES/JE endemic districts in the State till date. This is so when sources in the Directorate of Public Health here have unofficially […]

Nitish refuses to speak about child deaths by AES

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday refused to say anything over the deaths of 121 children caused by Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district. The Chief Minister has yet to break his silence over deaths of so many children from AES. Mediapersons repeatedly tried to put questions to him in connection with […]

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AES toll 118, BJP leader urges Modi to visit Muzaffarpur

Patna/New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister C.P. Thakur on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Bihar’s Muzaffapur, where at least 118 children have died due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). In a letter to Modi, Thakur, who is currently a Rajya Sabha member, highlighted that the every year, the AES […]

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Three more children die in Bihar, AES toll touches 118

Muzaffarpur (Bihar): Three more children suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have died here since Wednesday evening, taking the total number of deaths caused due to the outbreak to 118, the district administration said Thursday. While two deaths were reported from the SKMCH hospital — raising the toll at the government healthcare facility to 97 […]

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Litchi test: Odisha health minister Naba Das ends up with half-baked diagnosis!

Bhubaneswar: Like the Bihar health mandarins, the new Odisha health minister Naba  Kishore Das seems to be in denial mode that Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) is a reality in Odisha, notwithstanding the bitter reality of Odisha’s brush with the killer disease in 2016. In a statement to the media yesterday, the State Health Minister had […]

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AES deaths: Ministers face social media users' wrath

New Delhi: With over 100 children losing their lives to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar, social media users are livid with strong messages targeting several key functionaries, including Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, while others have even asked for their resignations. “Nitish Kumar: A heartless man, a terrible friend, a disloyal ally and an awful […]

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AES toll rises to 115; PIL filed in HC seeking direction to state govt

Muzaffarpur/Patna: The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) rose to 115 in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district on Wednesday, as a Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Patna High Court urging it to direct the state government to take adequate action to contain the outbreak. The Muzaffarpur administration updated the toll reported at the […]

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SC to hear PIL on AES outbreak on Monday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction to the Centre to send a team of medical professionals to review and assist in preventing the outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. AES has already claimed lives of nearly 128 children in the district. Gorakhpur in […]

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Encephalitis death of children in Bihar: Petition in SC

New Delhi: A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking direction to the Centre to urgently constitute a team of medical experts for treatment of children in Bihar suspected to be suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), which had claimed more than 100 lives. The plea also sought direction to the Centre […]

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Health Ministry to set up permanent multi-disciplinary group to look into AES/JE cases

New Delhi: As Bihar grapples with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome that has claimed 106 lives so far, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Tuesday decided to constitute a permanent multi-disciplinary group of experts at the Centre to monitor and formulate measures to be taken up in the event of such an outbreak. The central group will comprise […]

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Odisha orders litchi test after encephalitis deaths in Bihar

Bhubaneswar: In view of the rising encephalitis deaths in Bihar, Odisha government on Tuesday directed officials to collect samples of litchi being sold in the market and test it for any toxins affecting human health. Health Minister Naba Kishore Das directed Food Safty Commissioners to test the litchi being sold in the market after some […]

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AES no minnow, Odisha tops country in encephalitis cases in Jan-Apr 2019

Bhubaneswar: When lack of proper case management saw Bihar saddled with a whopping 125 fatalities of children due to AES in the month of June so far, the alarming fact for Odisha is, it had recorded the highest Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) cases in the country during the first 4-months of 2019. According to the […]

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