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Encephalitis kills 42 kids in Bihar

Two more children died of encephalitis, taking the toll in the fever to 42 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district today.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2011 13:49 IST
PTI

Two more children died of encephalitis, taking the toll in the fever to 42 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Saturday.

One child died of encephalitis at Srikrishna Medical College Hospital and another child died of the same disease at Kejriwal hospital here, officials said.

A Central team, which had collected blood samples of the patients to ascertain the cause of the death on Thursday, had said the children were suffering from encephalitis.

Fifteen more children are undergoing treatment for the fever at two hospitals in the district, they said.

First Published: Jun 25, 2011 13:47 IST