Japanese Encephalitis, Not AES, Says Chhattisgarh Health Department After 3-year-old Succumbs to Brain Fever

The health department has sent a special team to take stock of the situation in Bastar.

One of the three children who was reportedly detected with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Chhattisgarh died on Friday. However, the state health department clarified that the three children were suffering from Japanese Encephalitis and not AES.

Health Secretary Niharika Singh said the child, Bhuwan Nag, had come to Chhattisgarh from Odisha with his family on June 10. After treatment at private hospital for few days, he was admitted to Dimnapar Medical College where he died on Wednesday. He was detected with Japanese Encephalitis and not AES, as claimed in reports, Singh said.