Gorakhpur: One more child succumbed to encephalitis at a hospital here, taking the death toll due to the deadly disease in eastern UP to 128 this year.
Thirteen new cases have been reported to the state-run BRD Medical College Hospital since yesterday, Senior Paediatrician K.P Kushwaha said.
124 patients suffering from the disease are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
As many as 731 encephalitis cases were reported in hospitals in the region this year. Gorakhpur and Kushinagar are the worst affected districts.
The fever is caused by a virus found in pigs and is transferred to humans by mosquito bite.