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Oct 15, 2012, 06.47 PM IST | Source: PTI

Encephalitis: Seven more succumb, death toll touches 433

Encephalitis: Seven more succumb, death toll touches 433

Gorakhpur, Oct 15 (PTI) Seven more children succumbed to encephalitis since last evening pushing the death toll from the viral infection in Uttar Pradesh's eastern region to 433 this year, officials said. All the seven died of the viral disease in BRD Medical College Hospital here, they said. Twenty-four patients suffering from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome were admitted to the BRD-MCH and other government hospitals in Gorakhpur and Basti. As many as 227 people suffering from encephalitis were being treated in government hospitals in Gorakhpur and Basti, the officials said. PTI CORR RKC RKC

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