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Tag: Aes Outbreak

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 […]

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 […]

53 children die of AES in north Bihar in 10 days

Muzaffarpur/Patna: Shahbano’s tears refuse to stop. Three days ago, the Baruraj village resident admitted her eight-year-old daughter Farida at Muzaffarpur’s Shri Krishna Memorial College Hospital (SKMCH) with high fever. Her world came crashing down on Tuesday, when the doctors declared her daughter dead. Farida’s death hasn’t just broken her own family. It has also made […]

AES outbreak: 12 kids die in Muzaffarpur

Muzaffarpur: At least 12 children have died in the past one week of suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur, while 15 are being treated at the city’s two hospitals. Five children died of suspected AES and JE over the past 24 hours, while 12 new patients were admitted, said […]