3 more succumb to encephalitis, toll rises to 635

Gorakhpur(UP): With three more children succumbing to Encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the death toll from the viral disease has climbed to 635 this year, a senior health official said today.

"Three children have succumbed to the viral diseases over the last 24 hours. The victims belonged to Gorakhpur, Basti and Mahrajganj districts respectively," Additional Director (Health) Diwakar Prasad said.

Prasad said that five new patients of encephalitis were admitted to various government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti divisions on Monday.

As many as 101 patients are undergoing treatment in these hospitals, he added.