Climate change, deforestation etc are partly been suspected as the causes but it’s the lack of awareness among the people to whom sustenance means shelter, water and food. The non-immune adults are easy prey of virulent mosquitoes and therefore, fertile to fuel a new epidemic. Aedes aegypti is the transmitter for several severe afflictions like dengue and yellow fever. Sometimes it is referred as ‘yellow fever mosquito’.
This will be a stepping stone towards better control of the long term crippling infection of the brain.
Notification, as a government measure, has always reaped benefits in disease control.
Measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria and others are notifiable diseases in India.
For a killer disease like JE, that not just kills, but leaves victims permanently disabled, this must help in tightening surveillance and improving monitoring.