For the people of Uttar Pradesh onset of monsoon brings the season of death in the form of diseases one such disease known as Acute encephalitis syndrome AES, commonly known as Japanese Encephalitis (JE) or brain fever is haunting the lives of millions of people across the state.
We can save many lives by eradicating this disease by making our citizens aware through Campaigns on Safe Drinking Water & Sanitation. Uttar Pradesh where most of the cases are reported are grip in this disease from very long time. Japanese Encephalitis caused by mosquito bites and AES believed to cause by Bad Sanitation and Un Safe Drinking Water. It mostly affects the children aged below 15year. 25% of the victims die and 30%to40% of the survivor suffer from physical and mental impairment. The population at risk is about 300 million.
A case of AES is defined as a person of any age at a any time of the year with the acute onset of fever and a change in mental status (including symptoms such as confusion, disorientation, coma or inability to talk. And or new onset of seizures (excluding /simple febrile seizures). Other early clinical finding may include an increase in irritability, somnolence or abnormal behaviour greater than that seen with usual febrile illness.
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