Two more children succumbed to encephalitis on Thursay, making the death toll to a total of eight in just a month in Bihar, health 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.