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More than medicine, rain could check AES in Bihar
More than medicine, rain could check AES in Bihar

Patna, June 30 (TIWN) There is a consensus among doctors, experts, health officials as well as parents that monsoon brings down cases of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, the epicentre of the mystery disease that has claimed lives of 154 children in the state so far.

A week after the much-awaited monsoon entered Bihar and light to moderate rains lashed most parts including Muzaffarpur, more than farmers, it''s doctors, health officials and parents of children affected by AES, are happy. 

For them, more than medicines, rains will not only check the epidemic of AES in Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts, it will help more than 100 children affected by AES, still undergoing treatment in hospitals, to recover fast. 

Gopal Shankar Sahni, Head Department of Paediatricts at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, said the number of new cases of AES reported in last few days dropped drastically due to rains that cool down atmosphere.  After 132 children died due to AES in Muzaffarpur alone in June so far, doctors and heath officials are still in dark about exact disease and cause of deaths.

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