A Central team visited Bihar to take stock of the situation in cerebral malaria-hit Munger district even as the death toll due to the disease rose to 25.
The four-member panel headed by joint director of Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry Dr S N Sharma would assist in providing medical care to the affected people,Munger District Malaria Officer B Sahu said.
Five more children succumbed to cerebral malaria during last two days in Kharagpur sub-division and Dharhara block in the district,he said,adding that the disease has so far claimed 25 lives and affected more than 1,500 others.
“Out of the 1,450 people whose serum samples were tested,565 were positive,” Sahu said.
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