Patna: Bihar government on Thursday told the state
assembly that altogether 54 children died of a mystery
disease in around Muzaffarpur since June last.
The situation, however, was now under control, state
minister Nand Kishore Yadav said on behalf of the government
while replying to a call-attention notice of Ajit Kumar
Altogether 54 children died of the mystery disease which
had not not been diagnosed as yet even as scientists from
National Virology Laboratory in Pune and others collected the
blood samples and brain tissues.
All the 54 children children died at Sri Krishna Medical
College Hospital and Kejriwal Hospital in Muzaffarpur, he
Yadav said that while 32 persons lost their lives
due to Kala Azar in Bihar this year, 11748 patients suffering
from the disease have been diagnosed and treated.