Japanese Enchephalitis claims 8 lives in Gorakhpur

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 11:53

Gorakhpur (UP): Eight children have died
due to Japanese Encephalitis here, taking the toll in the
viral infection in the district since January to 160.

The fresh deaths took place in the last three days,
officials at the BRD Medical College Hospital said on Tuesday.

Over 10 people suffering from suspected encephalitis
have been admitted to the hospital during the same period.

As many as 105 patients are undergoing treatment in
the hospital.

The deadly Japanese Encephalitis fever is caused by a
virus found in pigs and wild and transferred to humans by
mosquito bite. It affects the brain and causes high fever and
respiratory distress.

Japanese Encephalitis claims many lives in Uttar
Pradesh each year.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 11:53

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