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Encephalitis claims 3 more lives in Gorakhpur; toll 584

November 24, 2013 15:53 IST

Three more children succumbed to encephalitis taking the death toll due to the disease to 584 in eastern region of Uttar Pradesh, health officials said on Sunday.

The three children died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, they said. Nine new patients with symptoms of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome have been admitted to BRD-MCH and district hospitals of the region, sources in the additional director’s health office said.

The number of patients with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome admitted in different government hospitals this year has touched 2,798, the sources said.

Image: BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur

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