Via The Times of India: 500 dead in Assam due to Japanese Encephalitis since 2011: Minister.
GUWAHATI: Over 500 persons have lost their lives in Japanese Encephalitis in Assam in four years since 2011, the Assembly was informed today.
In a written reply to a query by AGP MLA Phani Bhusan Choudhury, state health and family welfare minister Nazrul Islam said a total of 521 persons have died between 2011 and 2014 due to the deadly virus across the state.
While 115 deaths were recorded in 2011, 107 and 134 persons lost their lives in 2012 and 2013 respectively, the minister said.
He said the highest number of deaths were registered last year at 165.
Islam informed the House that 14 districts across the state have a stock of 71.9 lakh [7.19 million] vaccines and the vaccination drive in these would begin from today.