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Encephalitis Death Toll rises to 93 (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 09:49 AM
Japanese Encephalitis has killed 93 people in Northern India; 79 of them children. The Indian government says those numbers may soon rise as currently 130 people are being treated. The disease is caused by a mosquito-born viruses that attacks the brain causing fever, vomiting and dizziness. Many of the afflicted families are poor and cannot afford adequate treatment including vaccinations.
Japanese encephalitis, which often hits children, is caused by a mosquito-borne virus that attacks the brain. Symptoms of the disease start with a very high fever, followed by seizures, vomiting, then vomiting of blood. Eventually, victims can fall into a coma. Behavioral changes and delirium also often occur.

"I can officially confirm the death of 79 children from encephalitis. At least 182 children are admitted in different government hospitals," O.P. Singh, the state director-general of health, said by telephone from Gorakhpur, 155 miles southeast of Lucknow, the state capital. More than 100 more children are in serious condition, he said.

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This is worth keeping an eye on. There was an encephalitis attack not long ago that killed more than 100 people. The death toll is currently rising as we speak. For some reason it doesn't seem to be reported in many papers and the number of deaths don't seem to coincide at them moment.

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posted on Aug, 18 2005 @ 10:53 AM
this seems to be identical to west nile virus...
are they related variants?

and if you see 100 cases reported in India... you can be sure there are a 1000 cases not...
They don't even have doctors that can verify cases in most smaller villages...

That is why witchcraft and religion play such a part in the lower castes daily life... they are prevented socioeconomically from knowing any better...

to get a more accurate analysis, you might research and see if "violent spirits" are killing children in other areas...

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:43 AM
Its an encephalitus, but its not 'identical'.

Everyone who's so insistent that the US not spray mosquito breeding groups when west nile is in them should consider this kind of news.

posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 10:46 AM
Hi -

I'm posting an update on this as it seems to be spreading. Over 400 cases in hospital.

posted on Aug, 20 2005 @ 07:16 PM
Actually, before they first new was West Nile was, they thought it was encephalitis. The two are very similar.

93 may seem small, and it is, comparatively, but it's definitely something to keep an eye on.
It's the sort of thing dread increasing, or even existing.

[edit on 8/20/2005 by Amorymeltzer]

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