Public Health and Social Medicine

Gorakhpur Encephalitis Endemic

Every year, some thousands of children of different states of India become victims of Acute Encephalitic Syndrome (AES). AES is an umbrella term for all clinical-neurological manifestations of inflammatory brain diseases caused by wide range of viruses, bacteria, fungus, parasites, spirochetes, chemical and toxins. The disease is mostly affecting children up to age group of 15 with high mortality rate or leaves them with permanent neuropsychiatric disabilities. Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh and its surrounding areas are one of the worstRead More

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