Malkangiri: The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis climbed to 117 with the death of another child at the DHH today even as the survey of children in affected areas for vaccination completed yesterday.

Four-year old Daniel Padiami of Bataniguda village under Padia block was undergoing treatment in ICU in a critical condition for several days. The child died during treatment today.

Three more patients are still in the ICU of the district hospital. Their condition is stated to be critical. Similarly, around 15 others affected by the encephalitis virus are undergoing treatment in general ward.

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