Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Nov 12:

Killer Japanese Encephalitis (JE) continues to claim lives of children in Odisha’s Malkangiri as one more kid succumbed to the vector-borne disease thereby taking the death toll to 106 in 65 days in the district.


The deceased was identified as Ramachandra Nayak (5) of Disaruguda village under Korukonda block in the district.

The child died while undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital.

Though the district administration and state government have taken several measures to tackle the disease, JE is yet to be curbed in Malkangiri.

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