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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

India : Eight more dead in UP; encephalitis toll at 376

Via Zee News :

" With eight more deaths reported in the past 36 hours, the cumulative death toll due to encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh has risen to 376 this year.

Of the persons who have succumbed to the disease, four are from Kushinagar and one each from Mahrajganj, Deoria, Basti and Gorakhpur districts, said Diwakar Prasad, Additional Director Health, Gorakhpur division.

They were undergoing treatment at BRD Medical College here and other government hospitals in adjacent districts, he said.

According to data available, as many as 44 patients have succumbed to various kinds of encephalitis in the region in the past 10 days.

Prasad said that out of 2,480 encephalitis patients admitted in the government hospitals in the region this year, 376 have succumbed to the disease."

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