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Encephalitis claims two more lives in UP; toll mounts to 409

Two more children succumbed to encephalitis at BRD Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur, raising the death toll in the disease to 409 since January this year, a health official said on Sunday.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2009 13:49 IST

Two more children succumbed to encephalitis at BRD Medical College Hospital here, raising the death toll in the disease to 409 since January this year, a health official said today.

Additional Director, Health, L P Rawat, said while two children died in the past two days, 49 fresh cases of suspected encephalitis were admitted to the hospital.

Currently, 257 patients of the brain fever are under treatment at BRD hospital, while 33 others are admitted to various government hospitals in the region, he said.

A total of 2428 patients suffering from Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) have been admitted to different hospitals this year, he added.