Death toll mounts to 55 in Malkangiri due to Japanese Encephalitis


Malkangiri, Oct 15: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis mounts to 55 in Malkangiri as two more children identified as Rame Madhi of Bajaguda village under Padia block and Saila Madkami of Girakonda village under Korakonda block in the district died on Saturday morning at the district headquarters hospital.

Three children succumbed to the disease at the hospital on Friday.

However, with the death of these two children today, the death toll has mounted to 55 in the last 37 days.

Around 40 patients are undergoing treatment at the hospital while six of them are in the ICU, informed sources.


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