Bihar: 22 children die of mystery disease

Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 15:48

Muzaffarpur: At least 22 children below the
age of six years have died and 35 others hospitalised due to
a mystery disease during the past one week in Bihar`s
Muzaffarpur district, official sources said.

While four children died at the Sri Krishna Medical
College and Hospital (SKMCH), three others died at Kejriwal
hospital in Muzaffarpur town, the sources said.

SKMCH Paediatrician Dr Braj Mohan confirmed the death of
four children at the hospital since yesterday.

Twenty other children were still being treated at the
hospital till date, Braj Mohan said.

Superintendent of Kejriwal hospital Dr Bibi Giri said three
children below the age of six years due to suspected
encephalitis at the hospital during the past 24 hours.

He said 15 others were still admitted for treatment at the
Kejriwal hospital.

State health department have sent a team of experts from
Regional Malaria Research Institute ((RMRI)led by Dr Krishna
Pandey from Patna. The team had already collected the blood
samples and returned to Patna, Principal secretary (health),
Amarjeet Sinha said.

The blood samples were sent to a specialised laboratory in
Pune for examination and obtaining report to diagnose the
disease children suffer in Muzaffarpur.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 15:48

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