Encephalitis claims 13 more lives as Indian government launches vaccine against one cause of the outbreak

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 15 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6175
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

Thirteen children have died over the past few days in a fresh outbreak of encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, India, raising the death toll to 343, the Press Trust of India has reported.1

Five Indian states—Assam, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal—are worst affected by encephalitis …

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