Encephalitis to be made a notifiable disease

Q.  Which disease will be made a notifiable one in August 2016 following government announcement in the LS amid concerns expressed by members over failure to check the same?
- Published on 16 Aug 16

a. Measles
b. TB
c. Typhoid
d. Encephalitis

ANSWER: Encephalitis
Encephalitis which claimed many lives in eastern India, will be made a notifiable disease after concerns voices in the LS regarding failure to check it.
  • INR 50 crore given to this state for vector borne disease control is still unspent.
  • A notifiable disease must be reported to the authorities as per law allowing preparation in time to take preventative measures.
  • According to a Government of India estimate, close to 757 encephalitis cases have been reported from UP.

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