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Immunization a key prevention strategy to mitigate Japanese Encephalitis: Experts

Japanese encephalitis (JE), a vector-borne disease - spread by infected mosquitoes - results in a viral brain infection and can lead to non-repairable neuron damage if severe or left untreated. Across India, 1,500 to 4,000 cases are reported annually.

AES outbreak in Bihar: Health ministry rushes 5 teams to Muzaffarpur

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has deployed central teams of pediatricians and paramedics to further strengthen the management of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.............

Smart cities must have a vector control component, says health ministry...

As per Dr N S Dharmshaktu, Principal Advisor on Public Health, Health Ministry, facilitating the adoption of integrated vector management and ensuring the implementation of vector control services in rural and urban areas can shrink the disease burden much faster in India...……………..

A prick in time saves life: J P Nadda

In an article, the union health minister, Mr J P Nadda highlights the strength of India’s Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) being the largest of its kind in the world, bringing the best of healthcare practices from around the globe..........