Encephalitis death toll touches 269 in Maharajganj

Three more children succumbed to Japanese encephalitis as death toll from dreaded disease in the eastern Uttar Pradesh this year rose to 269.

Updated: Sep 04, 2010, 23:49 PM IST

Maharajganj: Three more children succumbed to Japanese encephalitis as the death toll from the dreaded disease in the eastern region of Uttar Pradesh this year rose to 269.
As many as 1589 people had been afflicted with the brain fever in Gorakhpur, Basti and other districts of eastern UP since January, Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastava said.

0f these, 269 had succumbed to the disease with three
children dying since last evening, he said.

PTI