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Death due to Encephalitis on the rise in Bihar

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Last Updated: May 31, 2013, 10:00 IST

Death due to Encephalitis on the rise in Bihar

Encephalitis has claimed the lives of eight children in Bihar in the last one month, with two of them succumbing to the disease on Thursday, an official said. Encephalitis causes high fever, irritation and swelling of the brain. An official said: "Two more children have died in Champaran district."

Encephalitis has claimed the lives of eight children in Bihar in the last one month, with two of them succumbing to the disease on Thursday, an official said. Encephalitis causes high fever, irritation and swelling of the brain. An official said: "Two more children have died in Champaran district."


The first encephalitis-related death in the state this year was reported in the last week of April in Muzaffarpur, about 70 km from here. Last year, the disease killed nearly 240 children in Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts.




first published:May 31, 2013, 10:00 IST
last updated:May 31, 2013, 10:00 IST