Japanese Encephalitis outruled in Indian outbreak in Bihar
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[The encephalitis situation in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh states remains unclear. Although reports from this year (2012) and previous years implicates Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infections in at least some of the acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) cases, the report above rules out JEV infections in the current Bihar cases. The question now is -- if not JEV infections, then what is the etiological agent involved? A recent publication attributed AES cases to heat stroke, rather than to an infectious disease (see ProMED-mail archive no 20120613.1166861). No mention is made of that possible etiology in the report above.
Source: ProMed Newsgroup Date: 30-Jun-2012 23:42:30