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Encephalitis plays havoc in Uttar Pradesh, 275 dead

Sep 11, 2012 15:02 IST

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Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh: With encephalitis claiming one more life, the death toll due to the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has mounted to 275, health officials said in Gorakhpur today.

Deadly disease. Reuters

Additional Director (Health) Diwakar Prasad said a child from Deoria district died of the disease on Monday night at, Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur.

Thirty new patients were admitted during the weekend, he said, adding, about 270 encephalitis patients were being treated at BRD Medical College Hospital and the adjoining district hospitals.

As many as 1,650 encephalitis patients were admitted this year to various government hospitals, out of which 275 have succumbed to the deadly disease.

PTI