Two people succumbed to encephalitis here, taking the toll in the viral infection in eastern Uttar Pradesh this year to 516.
Health officials said on Saturday that the two died at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital here yesterday. The victims hailed from Gorakhpur and Sant Kabrinagar.
"Nine patients suffering from encephalitis have been admitted to the hospital on Friday," Additional Director (Health) U K Srivastava said.
"As many as 103 patients are presently undergoing treatment at various government hospitals in the region," he said.
"The vaccination drive to contain Japanese Encephalitis is on in 24 development blocks of Gorakhpur, Deoria, Kushinagar, Mahrajganj, Basti, Siddharthanagar and Sant Kabir Nagar," Srivastava said.