More than 90 children died from brain fever along with acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in the last 15 days in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur.
Though there has been no case reported so far in Assam, there is a general alert on any such outbreak of encephalitis.
It is natural for the Assam health department officials to be worried with Bihar’s sudden death of children. In 2018, Japanese encephalitis claimed more than 70 lives in Assam, and there were more than 400 positive cases in the state.
Data provided by the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme showed Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Kamrup districts of Assam had highest deaths due to encephalitis.
Though there have been too many cases of deaths in Bihar in 2019, Assam, is always identified as the worst encephalitis-affected state in India.
According to the National Health Profile 2017 published by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence said from 2012 to 2017, Assam recorded highest number of casualties from encephalitis in India.
By keeping some things in mind, you can also save your children from the dangers of sparky fever or hypoglycemia.
Encephalitis can occur if an infection spreads to the brain.
Many of the infections associated with the condition are quite common and are usually mild. Encephalitis only occurs in rare cases.
The condition is most often due to a virus, such as:
Herpes simplex viruses, which cause cold sores and genital herpes (this is the most common cause of encephalitis).
Varicella zoster virus, which causes chicken pox and shingles measles.
Viruses spread by animals, such as tick-borne encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis.
Encephalitis caused by a virus is known as “viral encephalitis”. In rare cases, encephalitis is caused by bacteria, fungi or parasites.
You can catch these infections from someone else, but encephalitis itself isn’t spread from person to person.
What are the symptoms?
Rapid onset of high fever, headache, stiffness of neck, disorientation and seizures are some of the symptoms of encephalitis. Each fresh outbreak involves a complex chain: wild water birds (hosts) to mosquitoes (vectors) to pigs (amplifying hosts, where the virus reproduces heavily) to mosquitoes to humans (who do not infect other humans).
By controlling the mosquito population, isolating pigs, and avoiding mosquito bites through use of repellents, nets, long-sleeved clothes, coils and vaporisers, the disease can be prevented.
There is no antiviral treatment. Doctors try to relieve symptoms and stabilise the patient.
Hypoglycemia is a serious symptom
When there is a shortage of water in the body, children are quickly vulnerable to hypoglycemia. Due to lack of proper eating, the sugar level of their body starts falling rapidly. In such a situation, there is also lack of sodium in their body. Hypoglycemia is also a major cause of unconsciousness. Children do not realize that their glucose level is decreasing and they fall suddenly.
Keep these things in mind to avoid illness
- Before eating fruits and food, check that it does not get damaged.
- Never let the child eat anyone’s juices in any case.
- Bright sunlight, let the children not get out in heat.
- Whenever the child goes out she is completely dressed.
- Before leaving, leave food and do not let the body lack water.
- Prevent children from going to pigs and cows.
- Wash your hand before eating and after eating.
- Pay attention to the cleanliness of children. Do not let their nails grow.
- Please note that nutrition is complete to the children. Green vegetables, fruits and milk-curd eat plenty.
- Whenever drinking water is sweet, if the child is out of time, then
- Avoid eating empty stomach lechi and wash it well whenever it is leechy. So that the chemicals on it are removed.