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Odisha: Encephalitis toll hits 97 in 59 days

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Nov 7, 2016, 2:25 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2016, 2:25 am IST

Two more children succumbed to Japanese En-cephalitis at the district hospital of Odisha’s Malkangiri while unde-rgoing treatment on Su-nday, taking the death toll in the dreaded vector-borne disease

Two more children succumbed to Japanese En-cephalitis at the district hospital of Odisha’s Malkangiri while unde-rgoing treatment on Su-nday, taking the death toll in the dreaded vector-borne disease to 97 in 59 days even as the Malkangiri District Ad-ivasi Samaj Mahasangh on Sunday called for a bandh on November 8 to protest against the failure of the state government to contain the de-aths due to the disease.

The deceased were identified as Priya Kh-ara (2) of Tulibeda vill-age of Korukonda block and Basanti Jani (2) of Kumutiguda in the district, reports said.

 

A 12-member team, including seven experts of the state health department and the Centre, is on a visit to the district since Saturday to take stock of the situation.

The team has visited Daniguda, Badali, Palakonda and Doriguda villages in four groups for a ground survey. Two girls and a two-year-old boy had died due to the disease on Saturday.

Location: India, Odisha, Bhubaneswar