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Encephalitis toll climbs to 44 in Bihar

Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 16:45

Muzaffarpur: Two more children died on Sunday
due to encephalitis taking the toll to 44 in Bihar`s
Muzaffarpur district, officials said.

One child each died of the fever at Srikrishna Medical
College Hospital and Kejriwal hospital here, they said.

Twenty-four more children were undergoing treatment
for encephalitis at two hospitals in the district, they said.

Meanwhile, district magistrate SK Mall has
recommended to the state government to declare the outbreak of
encephalitis as an epidemic, official sources said.


First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 16:45

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