In Bihar, the death toll due to Encephalitis has gone up to 73 with 11 more deaths have been reported during the last 24 hours. Eight deaths have been reported from Muzaffarpur and three in Vaishali.
"Encephalitis is spreading in new areas of the state. Fresh cases have been reported from Samastipur, Begusarai and Vaishali districts of the state. Most of the victims were malnourished and belonged to poor families.
The outbreak of the disease has happened during summer in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts. The doctors of the Central team is stationed at Muzaffarpur and assisting local doctors. The team advised increasing health infrastructure in hospitals. (AIR NEWS)