Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Encephalitis in eastern Uttar Pradesh

"With 10 more persons succumbing to encephalitis, the death toll in the viral disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh has climbed to 488 this year, health officials said on Tuesday.

Ten persons suffering from the disease died in various hospitals in the region in the last four days, they said.

"Over 280 people suffering from encephalitis are undergoing treatment at the BRD Medical College here besides in some other district hospitals.

"As many as 3088 patients were admitted to government hospitals in the region this year of which 488 have died, they said."

-- http://www.thehindu.com/news/article2570185.ece?homepage=true

A woman with her encephalitis-afflicted child at a hospital in Gorakhpur on Sunday. Photo: Subir Roy

A few things about encephalitis:

"Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, most often due to infections."

"Encephalitis is a rare condition."

"It occurs more often in the first year of life and decreases with age. The very young and the elderly are more likely to have a severe case."

You can read more about encephalatis here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

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