According to health officials, some 69 children have died in Muzaffarpur, 10 in Gaya and 42 in Patna due to AES. Encephalitis, a mosquito-borne disease, claimed nearly 150 lives in Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts last year. A monetary compensation of Rs 50000 will be provided to the families of children who died of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in Bihar.  This will be done through the …
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Finally the mystery disease has a name. The disease that has killed more than 100 children across three districts of Bihar in the past fortnight has been identified as acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), the government has confirmed and sounded a red alert to tackle the crisis. "The disease has been identified as AES but it is treatable," Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey told IANS after 109 …
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The Bihar state government has urged the centre to declare a mysterious disease that has killed 102 children an epidemic, Health Minister Ashwani Kumar Choubey said. Following the deaths of children in Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts in the past fortnight, Choubey said the state government wanted the central government's intervention. "It is now urgent to declare it an epidemic. The state …
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After the 'encephalitis-like' disease claimed 81 innocent lives in Bihar, the doctors still have not been able to figure out what to do about it. They now seek help from the central government to tackle it, officials said. "We expect central government help and support to check and control the mysterious disease," Health Minister Ashwini Choubey said.Seven more children died in Muzaffarpur in …
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An as yet unidentified "mysterious" disease with symptoms similar to encephalitis has claimed the lives of 73 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, Gaya and Patna districts during the past fortnight, officials said Friday. State health department officials held an emergency meeting here Friday to take stock of the situation, even as they were yet to determine the cause of the deaths.  Till date, 30 …
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 Suspected encephalitis has killed three more children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts, taking the death toll in eight days to 18, officials said Monday. Nearly a dozen districts of the state have been put on high alert following the deaths. The mosquito-borne disease, which claimed nearly 150 lives last year in Bihar, has returned with a vengeance. Health official Rajendra Prasad …
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Suspected encephalitis has killed 15 children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur and Gaya districts in the last week, officials said Saturday.The mosquito-borne disease, which claimed nearly 150 lives last year, has returned with a vengeance.Eleven children have died in Muzaffarpur and four in Gaya. Over two dozen children have been admitted to hospitals in both places.According to officials, 24 children …
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