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Encephalitis death toll rises to 177 in Gorakhpur

The Health Department said 14 new patients with the disease were admitted to the medical college during the last 24 hours.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 23:16 IST
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With one more death due to viral encephalitison Saturdayat the BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur, the death toll from the disease has risen to 177 since April 1 this year.

The Health Department said 14 new patients with the disease were admitted to the medical college during the last 24 hours.

Additional Director Health Umakant Prasad said that 89 patients suffering from encephalitis were being treated there.

He said a total of 1,042 patients have been admitted to BRD-MCH since April 1.