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Thursday, November 10, 2011

India : Encephalitis toll in Eastern UP at 480

Article via Net India 123 :

" Five more children died of deadly disease of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) at B R D Medical colleges, Gorakhpur taking the toll to 551 in eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh during this year.

The children who died during the last twenty four hours included two from Deoria district and one each from Maharajaganj, Gorakhour and neighbouring state of Bihar ,the medical college sources said. A total of 3395 patients had been admitted to B R D Medical college since January one last,out of which 551 died this year. During the last 24 hours, 18 new patients were admitted while presently 205 patients are under treatment at medical college and other hospitals of eastern UP.

The patients admitted to Gorakhpur medical college included seven from neighbouring country of Nepal and 369 of Bihar. The patients who have so far died of encephalitis included 67 from Bihar and two from Nepal."

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