Gorakhpur: Nine more children have
succumbed to encephalitis, taking the death toll in the viral
disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 268 this year.
The nine children including three from Gorakhpur, four
from Kushinagar and one child each from Deoria and Bihar died
at the BRD Medical College Hospital here, officials said.
As many as 46 patients with symptoms of encephalitis have
been admitted to the hospital and two-three children are being
treated on a single bed, according to hospital sources.
Of the 1,377 patients admitted this year, 109 have
tested positive for Japanese Encephalitis.