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Data on AES related deaths in Bihar during May-June this year is fraught with confusion

r of children killed by encephalitis in Bihar rises to 57 -Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, 15 June, 2019, please click here to access  43 kids dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur this month, state cites Low Blood Sugar -Santosh Singh, The Indian Express, 13 June, 2019, please click here to access  In one month, 28 children die of suspected encephalitis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district -Amarnath Tewary, The Hindu, 11 June, 2019, please click here

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Number of children killed by encephalitis in Bihar rises to 57 -Amarnath Tewary

idelines and suggestions to local medical experts and doctors. Though the State government had previously said the cause of death of small children, mostly from poor families, was hypoglycemia, or Low Blood Sugar levels, experts and private doctors in Muzaffarpur told The Hindu that “AES is a broader aspect of hypoglycemia”. Please click here to read more.

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43 kids dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur this month, state cites Low Blood Sugar -Santosh Singh

-The Indian Express The state government has not cited AES as cause of death and has instead attributed most of them to hypoglycemia — meaning Low Blood Sugar level. Experts, however, say hypoglycemia is one aspect of AES. Muzaffarpur: As many as 43 children below the age of 10 years have died at two hospitals in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district this month after being admitted with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES). The state gover

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Controversy over malaria estimates reveals sickness in health infrastructure by Aman Sethi

itals in Chhattisgarh are ill-equipped to handle severe malaria cases, and have inadequate blood banks, almost no dialysis facilities, and are unable to check blood glucose levels of patients.” Low Blood Sugar was an important reason for death in malaria, especially in pregnant women, he said. Thus, the pyramid of primary health centres, community health centres and district hospitals that is unable to treat patients, is incapable of preparin

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