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91 suffer from encephalitis in Jalpaiguri

Friday, 18 July 2014 - 11:46pm IST | Agency: PTI

At least 91 people have been suffering from encephalitis in various parts of Jalpaiguri district, a top health official said.

"These cases of encephalitis have been reported from various parts of the district. Most of the people are suffering from the interior areas of Nagrakata, Chamurchi, Banarhat, Moinaguri and Paharpur," Chief Medical Officer of Health Jagannath Sarkar said.

Fifteen people have suffered from Japanese encephalitis in the district in the recent two weeks, he said.

The health department has been carrying out massive awareness drive to make people aware of the disease.

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