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5 more deaths in UP, encephalitis toll 110

Five more died of encephalitis in eastern UP, taking the toll in the dreaded brain fever to 110 this season.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 19:34 IST

Five more persons died of encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll in the dreaded brain fever to 110 this season, a senior health official said on Tuesday.

Fifteen new patients with symptoms of the disease have been admitted to Gorakhpur Medical College Hospital and District Hospital since Monday, Additional Director (Health) Dr Umakant Prasad said.

At present, 108 people are undergoing treatment at the GMC hospital, 11 in Gorakhpur district hospital and two in Kushinagar district hospital, Prasad added.