ASSAM IS MORE VULNERABLE FOR JEV INFECTION AS COMPARED TO OTHER STATES IN INDIA: FEW IMPORTANT FACTS
In 2014, large numbers of Japanese encephalitis cases were observed in Assam as compared to other states in India. Maximum numbers of Japanese encephalitis cases were reported from Assam, may be due to the improved laboratory diagnostic facility at district level as well as timely and sufficient surveillance system. Risk factor includes, increase in the number of swine population, remarkable rising of piggery firms, flooding, migration of people, presence of unvaccinated people, unhygienic condition etc. Special focus should be needed to control the domestic pigs and piggery firms. It is also important to find out those people who are not-vaccinated still today and immunized them with JE vaccine.
Keywords: Assam, Japanese encephalitis, Swine.
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