Death toll rises to 66 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar due to Encephalitis

Muzaffarpur district of Bihar reported death of 69 children due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). Till now over 130 have been hospitalised in the district.
The district Magistrate of Muzaffarpur has announced that for students till class eight, schools will remain closed till June 22 and for students in higher standards, classes will be held only till 10.30 am.

Encephalitis is an inflammation or swelling and irritation of the brain. In most cases. It is also called acute viral encephalitis or aseptic encephalitis.
Symptoms: The viral disease causes mild flu-like symptoms such as a high fever, personality changes, convulsions (seizures), severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, confusion,  problems with speech or hearing, hallucinations, memory loss, drowsiness and coma.
kids with encephalitis need care in a hospital. By monitoring their blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and body fluids further swelling of the brain can be prevented. Encephalitis can’t be prevented, but illnesses that may lead to it can be avoided. Immunizations protect kids from many common childhood illnesses.

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