Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Undiagnosed Illness Kills 10 Dalit Children in Bihar

Sep 14, 2004 - An undiagnosed disease that causes high fever has killed at least 10 children in a Bihar village of India. The deaths occurred in Herpur village of the Vaishali district over the last month. Most children were below 10 years of age and suffering from malnutrition. According to a physician who treated some of the children, the children died of high fever and blood dysentery. The children belonged to the Musahar community of Dalits. Musahars and are considered among the poorest in the nation.

Source: Hindustan Times, September 15, 2004

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