Via OutlookIndia.com: Encephalitis Toll in Bihar Rises to 233.
Encephalitis has so far claimed 233 children in ten districts of Bihar since May this year.
Additional Secretary (Health) R P Ojha told newsmen today that a total 589 cases of encephalitis has been reported in the state during the period.
There have been 163 deaths due to the disease at Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) and Kejriwal charitable hospital in Muzaffarpur, while 54 children have died at Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).
A total 11 children have died in the Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital (ANMMCH) at Gaya, while remaining five deaths have taken place in Vaishali district, Ojha said.
A meeting was held with officials of the 10 affected districts and it was decided for carrying out two-phasing fogging of Malathion and DDT to prevent outbreak of fever-related disease due to mosquito bite, he added.