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Encephalitis claims 5 more lives in UP, toll 309

PTI  Gorakhpur, September 28, 2013
First Published: 12:56 IST(28/9/2013) | Last Updated: 12:59 IST(28/9/2013)
With five more children succumbing to encephalitis at BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur during the past 24 hours, the death toll due to the disease has climbed to 309 in the eastern district of Uttar Pradesh this year.

The dead include one child each from Maharajganj, Deoria, Kushinagar and Siddharthanagar districts of eastern UP, and one child from adjoining Bihar, health officials said, adding, that 23 encephalitis patients have been admitted to the hospital during past 24 hours.
This year as many as 1527 encephalitis patients, mostly children, were admitted to BRD Medical College Hospital, of which 309 died, they said.
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