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Encephalitis toll rises to 445 in UP

Gorakhpur: Five more children succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, taking the death toll in Uttar Pradesh's eastern region due to the viral infection to 445 this year, health officials said in Gorakhpur on Friday.

All the five deaths took place at BRD Medical Collegen Hospital in Gorakhpur.

Diwakar Prasad, Additional Director, Health, Gorakhpur Division said with this, the total encephalitis admissions rose to 2,935 since January this year out of which 445 succumbed to the deadly disease.

"There are 34 new admissions in the past 24 hours at BRD-MCH. As many as 219 encephalitis patients are being treated at BRD-MCH and the adjoining district hospitals,"
Prasad said.

(Agencies)

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