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Updated: October 26, 2011 02:25 IST

Encephalitis toll rises to 488

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A woman with her encephalitis-afflicted child at a hospital in Gorakhpur on Sunday. Photo: Subir Roy
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A woman with her encephalitis-afflicted child at a hospital in Gorakhpur on Sunday. Photo: Subir Roy

With 10 more persons succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 488 this year, health officials said on Tuesday.

Ten persons suffering from the disease died in various hospitals in the region in the last four days, they said.

Over 280 people suffering from encephalitis are undergoing treatment at the BRD Medical College here besides in some other district hospitals.

As many as 3088 patients were admitted to government hospitals in the region this year of which 488 have died, they said.


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