Six more die due to encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, toll rises to 285

Gorakhpur:  Encephalitis menace continues unabated in eastern UP where six more children have died, taking the death toll to 285 this year.

The six children died in the last two days at the BRD Medical College Hospital, health officials said today.

As many as 12 people suffering from the disease were admitted to the hospital today, they said, adding that 158 patients were being treated at BRD-MCH and different government hospitals in the region.

This year, 1374 persons suffering from the disease were admitted to these hospitals, of which 285 died, they said.

Story First Published: September 22, 2013 11:50 IST

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