New Delhi, November 2: Odisha’s Malkangiri district is facing serious threat posed by the deadly Japanese Encephalitis virus as the death toll has crossed over 80, with 3 more children were reported to have succumbed to JE yesterday.
The mosquito-borne virus has killed 80 people in just nearly two months and has raised an alarm in the neighbouring districts also.
However, discussions with national-level experts are going on to take steps to control the disease and vaccination drives will also be conducted in Malkangiri in the last week of December.
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan is also slated to visit Malkangiri on Friday to view of the situation.
The Japanese Encephalitis originates from pigs and spreads to humans, mostly children, through mosquitoes. The Symptoms of deadly disease include fever, nausea and fatigue.