Gorakhpur (UP): One more child succumbed to
encephalitis at a hospital here, taking the death toll due to
the deadly disease in eastern UP to 128 this year.
Thirteen new cases have been reported to the state-run
BRD Medical College Hospital since yesterday, Senior
Paediatrician KP Kushwaha said.
124 patients suffering from the disease are undergoing
treatment in the hospital.
As many as 731 encephalitis cases were reported in
hospitals in the region this year. Gorakhpur and Kushinagar
are the worst affected districts.
The fever is caused by a virus found in pigs and is
transferred to humans by mosquito bite.