Two more die of encephalitis, toll 174 in eastern UP

Two persons died of encephalitis in the city today taking the death toll in Uttar Pradesh`s eastern region to 174 this year, a health official said here.

Updated: Aug 19, 2010, 00:29 AM IST

Gorakhpur: Two persons died of encephalitis
in the city today taking the death toll in Uttar Pradesh`s
eastern region to 174 this year, a health official said here.

The dead belonged to Kushinagar district.

Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastava said 17 new
patients were admitted today in BRD Medical College Hospital
here.

Of the total 174 deaths, 165 died in BRD Hospital while
the remaining expired in other government hospitals of the
region - Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar, Kushinagar, Maharajganj
and Deoria districts.

As many as 140 patients are presently undergoing
treatment at the BRD Hospital while 15 are admitted at various
government hospitals of the region, he said.

PTI