AES Claims Season's First Victim in Bihar, 3-Year-Old Dies

AES Claims Season's First Victim in Bihar, 3-Year-Old Dies

The Quint
Muzaffarpur: Children with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) symptoms being treated at hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar on 19 June 2019. Image used for representation only.

A three-year-old boy died in Bihar on Sunday, 29 March due to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), also known as brain fever, which killed about 200 children in the state last year, officials said.

Gopal Shankar Sahni, Head of Paediatrics, Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH), Muzaffarpur"Aditya Kumar died at the ICU of state-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur around 48 hours after his admission."

The SKMCH accounted for about 120 deaths due to AES last year.

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