Acute Encephalitis Syndrome: News

06 Jul 2019


Encephalitis alert in Assam; 50 deaths reported so far

The government of Assam, where Japanese Encephalitis has claimed 50 lives since April, has canceled the leaves of all government doctors and health department employees until September-end to deal with the disease outbreak in the state.

03 Jul 2019


Assam: 21 die due to Japanese Encephalitis, hospitals on toes

In Assam, 21 people have died due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE), prompting the Union Health Ministry to dispatch a four-member team to take stock of the situation.

29 Jun 2019


Not litchi, asbestos behind AES deaths in Bihar, says study

As a suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome outbreak resulted in 150 children's deaths in Bihar, the central and state government are trying to determine the exact cause of the deaths.

24 Jun 2019


SC issues notice to Nitish Kumar's government over encephalitis deaths

While India focuses on becoming a superpower, its children are dying because governments didn't care to raise awareness about a deadly disease.

23 Jun 2019

Kanhaiya Kumar

No link between encephalitis deaths and skeletons, says Muzaffarpur DM

In Bihar's Muzaffarpur, the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) is dealing with the acute crisis of encephalitis, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 kids.

22 Jun 2019


Bihar: Skeletons found outside hospital where children died of encephalitis

Off late, Bihar is in the news for all the wrong reasons. In the last few days, acute encephalitis took the lives of 139 kids in the state.

20 Jun 2019


Bihar: Encephalitis kills 128 children. Is anyone paying attention?

Bihar is reeling under a major health crisis, and with every passing day, things are only getting worse.

18 Jun 2019


"How many wickets?": Bihar Health Minister at meeting on encephalitis

The fierce outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar has left many worried, but apparently, state Health Minister Mangal Pandey couldn't be less bothered.

17 Jun 2019


Schools shut in Bihar as death-toll crosses 100 amid heatwave

As Bihar continues to reel under rising mercury, all government and government-aided schools in the state have been ordered to remain shut till June 22.

16 Jun 2019


Bihar #EncephalitisDeaths: Child dies during Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit

A five-year-old girl died of suspected encephalitis fever during Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit to Bihar's Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital.

12 Jun 2019


Bihar: 53 children die in suspected Encephalitis outbreak

Bihar has been reeling under an Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak, which has reportedly claimed the lives of 53 children in the past 10 days.

26 Apr 2018


Here's why UNICEF India is praising Yogi Adityanath's government

UNICEF India on Wednesday appreciated the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath, for successfully immunizing every child in the state against Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome.

17 Sep 2017


Gorakhpur tragedy: Police arrest BRD Medical College oxygen supplier

Manish Bhandari, the proprietor of Pushpa Sales, which supplied oxygen to Gorakhpur's state-run BRD Medical College where dozens of children have died since August, has been arrested in the case.