In Odisha Where Death Toll Rises To 73 Tribal Boy Writes To PM Seeking Help

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Save our lives here. Many of my friends have died because of this Japanese fever. You have all the time to roam around the globe cant you come and see the plight of people here? Children are dying daily here.

Umesh Madhi a 10 year old boy wrote a letter to PM Modi and narrated the ordeals of his village in the letter. He also appealed him to help the people of his village as the Japanese fever had already taken 73 lives in tribal Malkangiri district in Odhisa where the total population is 505.

He wrote many of my friends have died of Japanese fever, please save our lives.

Madhi is a student of class four in Polkanda Primary School, Sikapali Gram Panchayat described the pain of parents who lost their children to Japanese Encephalitis. 505 villages in the tribal-dominated Malkangiri district have been affected in the Japanese Encephalitis and there has been no improvement yet. The officer who monitors the situation also said that the situation has not improved as per he expectation.

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS WHAT IS IT?

A disease caused by the mosquito-borne Japanese Encephalitis virus is what we call Japanese Encephalitis. It is spread by mosquitoes and is related to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile viruses. This disease is characterized by high fever, headache, neck stiffness, disorientation, coma, seizures, spastic paralysis and ultimately death. The death rate in this case can be as high as 30%. And those who survive in this disease 20 to 30 % suffer from neurological problems such as paralysis, recurrent seizures or the inability to speak or they suffer permanent intellectual, behavioral

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