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Outbreak of Japanese Encephalitis in a non-endemic district, West Bengal, India, 2008.

Background: Japanese encephalitis (JE) is endemic in several districts in West Bengal, India. A child was diagnosed with JE in South 24 Parganas, a non-endemic district during Oct, 2008. We investigated the outbreak to describe the outbreak, identify the cause and propose control measures.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Dilip K Mandal , Prabhdeep Kaur, Manoj V Murhekar. National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai-600077, Tamilnadu, India

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Dilip Mandal

Contaminated school water led to diarrhoeal outbreak among Primary School children in Parsha village, District Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2009.

Background: Diarrhoeal outbreaks are uncommon in Himachal Pradesh. Nevertheless media reported a few cases of diarrhoeaamong school children in village Parsha, district Kullu on, 28th May, 2009. We suspected an outbreak and investigated to identify the etiological agent, exposure and propose control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Joginder Thakur, Vidya Ramachandran, Sushil Chander Field Epidemiology Training Programme, National Institute of Epidemiology (Indian Council of Medical Research), R-127, 3rd Avenue, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, Ayapakkam, Chennai - 600077, India. Telepho

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Joginder Thakur
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