Encephalitis toll climbs to 643 in eastern UP

Encephalitis has claimed the lives of two children, taking the death toll in the viral infection in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 643 this year.

Last Updated: Dec 30, 2011, 12:11 PM IST

Gorakhpur: Encephalitis has claimed the lives of two children, taking the death toll in the viral infection in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 643 this year.
The two children died in the last two days, Additional director (health) Diwakar Prasad today said.
As many as 82 people suffering from encephalitis are
undergoing treatment in various government hospitals in Basti
and Gorakhpur, he said.

With the fresh deaths, the toll in the viral infection in
eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 643 this year.

PTI