Encephalitis menace continued unabated in eastern UP where six more children died, taking the death toll in the disease to 285 this year.
With four more persons succumbing to encephalitis, the toll in the disease in eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 275 this year, health officials said here on Friday.
This year, a total of 2,535 encephalitis patients were admitted to different government hospitals of the region of which 400 died.
Seven more children succumbed to encephalitis at the BRD Medical College Hospital here, taking the death toll due to the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 390 this year.
Emergency services at the BRD Medical College Hospital have come to a grinding halt as resident doctors have gone on an indefinite strike.
5 children succumbed to encephalitis taking the death toll in eastern UP this year to 225.
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