Six more encephalitis deaths in north Bengal

Siliguri, July 24 (IANS) At least six people died of encephalitis since Wednesday in northern West Bengal, to take the toll to 45, a health official said here Friday.

According to a senior state health department official, five deaths were reported from North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Darjeeling district and the other death occurred in Alipurduar district.

“Since Wednesday, six deaths have occurred… so far at least 45 people have succumbed to encephalitis in the year,” said the official.

As many as 15 new cases have been reported in the last 48 hours, the official added.

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