Patna: Five more children died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar`s Muzaffarpur district Sunday, taking the toll in the state to 230 since May, an official said.Additional Secretary (Health) R.P. Ojha said that of the 581 children with AES symptoms admitted to hospitals, 230 have died.He told mediapersons that AES, a mosquito-borne disease, had claimed the lives of 162 children so far in Muzaffarpur district alone - the highest figure in the state. Most of these children died at the Sri Krishna Memorial College Hospital and the Kejriwal Charitable Hospital.
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