Five more die of encephalitis in UP

Gorakhpur(UP):With five more children succumbing to encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh, the death toll in the viral disease has climbed to 585 this year, a senior health official said today.

Five children suffering from the disease died in the BRD Medical College hospital here on Tuesday, Additional Director (Health) Diwakar Prasad said. As many as 175 encephalitis patients are undergoing treatment in BRD and other hospitals in the region, he said.