Government starts probe into encephalitis outbreak as death toll hits 1091 min read . Updated: 18 Jun 2019, 10:54 PM IST
- The symptoms include high fever, convulsions and extremely low blood sugar level
- A multi-disciplinary group created by the Union health ministry said that it will look at the socio-economic and nutrition profiles of the households that have reported the cases
The centre on Tuesday started probing the causes of high mortality among children from encephalitis in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar even as the toll rose to 109. So far, more than 485 cases of encephalitis have been reported in Muzaffarpur. As many as 161 people have been admitted in two hospitals, of whom 16 are in a critical condition.
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