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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

India : Encephalitis claims two more lives in UP, toll 541

Via Yahoo :

" Gorakhpur (UP), Dec 28 : Two people succumbed to encephalitis at a hospital here, taking the toll in the deadly brain fever in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 541 this year.

Health officials said today that as many as six fresh cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have been reported at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in the last two days.
Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastava said the dead belonged to Kushinagar and Gorakhpur districts.

As many as 67 patients are presently undergoing treatment at various government hospitals of Gorakhpur, Mahrajganj, Deoria, Kushinagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar and Siddharthanagar, he said."

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