Death Toll Rises to Nine Due to Encephalitis Outbreak in West Bengal, India

by Shirley Johanna on  July 9, 2015 at 10:10 AM Indian Health News
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Nine people have died of encephalitis in the northern West Bengal, India, since May said a health official on July 8.
Death Toll Rises to Nine Due to Encephalitis Outbreak in West Bengal, India
Death Toll Rises to Nine Due to Encephalitis Outbreak in West Bengal, India

While six of the victims were diagnosed to have been inflicted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, three others fell to Japanese Encephalitis, said North Bengal Medical College and Hospital's Vice Principal and Medical Superintendent Nirmal Bera.

Ten other patients of encephalitis are under treatment in the hospital.

Further, eight fresh positive cases of encephalitis have been reported in three districts - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Darjeeling.

One of the patients is from Assam.

Source: IANS

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