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Friday, October 15, 2010

Uttar Pradesh: 4 more die of encephalitis, toll reaches 414

Via NDTV :

" Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) : Four persons succumbed to encephalitis at Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 414 in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, a health official said on Wednesday.Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastav said the dead include one each from Gorakhpur, Mahrajganj, Gonda and Ballia districts.

A total of 34 new patients have been admitted to this hospital during the same period, he said.Of the total 414 deaths so far, 386 deaths occurred in BRD MCH while the remaining were reported from other state-run hospitals of the region - Gorakhpur, Basti, Deoria, Siddharthnagar, Kushinagar and Maharajganj districts."

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