An Indian child suspected to have Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) arrives at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in the eastern state of Bihar. Photo: AFP

India’s mysterious brain fever has killed 113 children this month as authorities face mounting pressure to act

  • Researchers have previously suggested the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome could be linked to a toxic substance found in lychees
  • The disease sets in rapidly and is characterised by plummeting blood sugar, high fever, convulsions and paralysis
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An Indian child suspected to have Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) arrives at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in the eastern state of Bihar. Photo: AFP
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