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A total of 77 children were admitted to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) here with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome/Japanese encephalitis from March 27 this year, out of which 11 of them succumbed to the illness.

According to data from the hospital one child has been admitted in Ward-II and 62 children have been discharged after treatment.

Last year over 140 children died due to AES in the district.

AES is a viral disease that causes flu-like symptoms such as high fever, vomiting and in extreme cases, brain dysfunction, seizure, and inflammation of the heart and kidney.

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