Via NDTV: 143 children die due to encephalitis strain in Bihar. Excerpt:
Patna: Fourteen more children have died of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar since Wednesday, taking the toll due to the disease since May to 143, an official said.
At least 73 children were undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the state, Additional Secretary (Health) R P Ojha told reporters.
The highest number of children, 86, have died in Muzaffarpur at the Sri Krishna Memorial College and Hospital and Kejriwal Charitable Hospital, while the toll in the Patna Medical College and Hospital stood at 46, the health official said.
The AES cases have stabilised in Gaya district where 11 children have died and 20 others were undergoing treatment at the Anugrah Narayan Magadh College and Hospital, Ojha said.