• Viewing the rising cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in West Bengal, Uttar Pradeh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Assam, government has decided to drive a national program to curb Japanese Encephalitis across the nation.

  • Japanese Encephalitis (JE) spreads through mosquito bite that have bit infected pigs. Pigs are the carrier of JE virus. 

  • JE is a fatal disease and every year 30%-40% patients suffering from JE die. This year the death toll has risen over 800 while over 6000 cases have been detected so far in India. 

  • The government is identifying the 10 medical colleges in these states where physical and medical rehabilitation units for JE are set to be established. 

  • The government will also create awareness program among the common people to go for JE vaccination.