One more dies of JE in Odisha’s Malkangiri; toll mounts to 61

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Oct 20:

With the death of a child at the District Headquarters Hospital here today, the toll in Japanese Encephalitis reached 61 in 42 days in Odisha’s Malkangiri.


The deceased was identified as Asit Padiami (2) of Namkonda village under Kalimela block in the district. The child succumbed to the vector-borne disease while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Two children, identified as Ganesh Bisoi (5) of Majhiguda village under Mathili block and Rina Soam (3) of Bhajaguda village under Padia block, had died of the disease yesterday.

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