Mizoram takes rapid preventive steps to check outbreak of Japanese encephalitis
The Mizoram government has taken preventive measures to thwart the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis following reports

Mizoram takes rapid preventive steps to check outbreak of Japanese encephalitis [Health]

  • The Mizoram government has taken preventive measures to thwart the outbreak of Japanese encephalitis following reports of the disease in neighbouring Mnaipur.
  • Aizawl Civil hospital was designated as sentinel site hospital. Necessary equipments and trained health workers have been posted in the hospital.
  • Anti-larval spray is being done in and around residential houses along with animal rearing areas.
  • There has been no report of any Japanese encephalitis case in Mizoram so far. Japanese encephalitis has claimed two lives in Manipur last week while over 25 persons were hospitalised.
  • Japanese encephalitis is spread by mosquito & leads to infl ammation of brain.