Sangita Devi stands near the bed of her son Anup Kumar, 4, who has been in hospital for the last four months receiving treatment for encephalitis in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photo: AP

Encephalitis death toll in India feared to reach 1,000

Indian officials believe outbreak could be deadliest in nearly a decade

Sangita Devi stands near the bed of her son Anup Kumar, 4, who has been in hospital for the last four months receiving treatment for encephalitis in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photo: AP
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