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Muzaffarpur: Encephalitis death toll rises to 62; Schools to remain shut till June 22

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With 10 more children succumbing to Acute Syndrome (AES) in district of the total death toll has now touched 62, officials said.

A total of 52 patients died at while 10 of them succumbed to their injuries in private here on Friday. Till now over 130 have been hospitalised in the district.

Incidents of AES combined with extreme heat wave conditions prevailing in the region district authorities will remain shut till June 22.

District Magistrate of told ANI 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.

is a viral disease, which causes mild flu-like symptoms such as high fever, convulsions and headaches and has been claiming lives in the district for the past few weeks.

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First Published: Fri, June 14 2019. 19:29 IST