Encephalitis cases: High-level medical team set up by the Centre to visit Bihar today

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The Centre has constituted a multi-specialist high-level team to visit Bihar today to assist the state government in containment and management of the rising cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur and Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Gaya.

Experts comprising those from the National Centre for Disease Control, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Indian Council of Medical Research and AIIMS, Patna are part of the team. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed the status of AES and JE cases at a meeting in New Delhi yesterday.

He said, he met with Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey recently and assured him of full support and assistance from the Centre. Dr Harsh Vardhan also said the Health Ministry is coordinating with the Ministry of Women and Child Development for distribution of nutritious food. (AIR NEWS)

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