Nine people have died of encephalitis in the northern West Bengal, India, since May said a health official on July 8.
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.
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Further, eight fresh positive cases of encephalitis have been reported in three districts - Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar and Darjeeling.
One of the patients is from Assam.