Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Africa has been Subdued


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’. 


Japanese encephalitis has to be mandatorily notified 


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.