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Encephalitis toll touches 117

india Updated: Sep 17, 2006 20:18 IST

Three more children on Thursday succumbed to encephalitis pushing the death count from the dreaded disease since April this year to 117.

Additional Director (Health) Dr Umakant Prasad said 20 new cases of brain-infecting illness were reported in the district.

He said a total of 693 people afflicted with the disease were admitted to district and medical college hospitals here.