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Encephalitis: 7 more succumb, death toll touches 433

October 15, 2012 18:22 IST

Seven more children succumbed to encephalitis since Sunday evening pushing the death toll from the viral infection in Uttar Pradesh's eastern region to 433 this year, officials said.

All the seven died of the viral disease in BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, they said.

Twenty-four patients suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome were admitted to the BRD-MCH and other government hospitals in Gorakhpur and Basti.

As many as 227 people suffering from encephalitis were being treated in government hospitals in Gorakhpur and Basti, the officials said.
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