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Children die of encephalitis

Dhemaji, July 11: Japanese encephalitis has claimed the lives of three children in Dhemaji during the past five days.

The three victims, Bhaitiu Morang, Rina Goyary and Thomas Kuli, died at Dhemaji civil hospital here, where they had been undergoing treatment for suspected Japanese encephalitis for the past few days. All the three patients were below the age of 12 years.

Seven patients are undergoing treatment for suspected Japanese encephalitis at the civil hospital here.

Apart from this, doctors here have also referred three more patients — Jyotsna Bori, Bharati Konwar and Jyotiprasad Chutia — whose condition was critical, for treatment at the AMCH.

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