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This image was captured on July 5, 2014, and depicts Indian Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer, Dr. Somashekar, as he was in the process of collecting data during an investigation of an unexplained acute encephalopathy (inflammation of the brain), i.e., acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), outbreak affecting young children in Muzaffarpur Bihar, India. Here, Dr. Somashekar was completing a questionnaire, the answers to which would help him, and his cohorts to trace the source of this outbreak.
Additional Information:
”Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a clinical condition caused by infection with Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) or other infectious and noninfectious causes. A confirmed etiology is generally not required for the clinical management of AES.” For more information regarding this illness, click on the links below.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Mohan Papanna, India
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Mohan Papanna, India
Links:CDC - National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), Japanese Encephalitis
CDC – Emerging Infectious Diseases, “Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Surveillance, Kushinagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2011–2012”, Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013
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