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Thursday, February 10, 2011

India : Patient with encephalitis critical, samples sent to NIV

Via Times of India :

" AHMEDABAD: A 22-year-old youth from Jodhpur who is suffering from viral encephalitis has been brought to a city hospital. Doctors said his condition is critical and samples of his blood have been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune.

Doctors at the Sterling Hospital said this is the fourth case of viral encephalitis from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, in the hospital. The youth is suffering from high fever, vomiting and head ache and also fell unconscious. The test carried out on the cerebral spinal fluid shows inflammation in the brain due to the virus. There is a possibility of a viral outbreak in the district of Rajasthan."

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