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Encephalitis from lychees kills 31 children in India: official

Patna - At least 31 children have died in northern India in the last 10 days from a deadly brain disease believed linked to a toxic substance found in lychee fruit, health officials said Wednesday.

Two cases of deadly tick-borne virus confirmed in Maine

Bangor - The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says two Maine residents are recovering from the Powassan virus, a rare virus transmitted to humans by infected ticks.

Deadly new virus discovered — Jumped from squirrels to humans

The deaths of three people in Germany, all of them breeders of variegated squirrels for the pet trade, has researchers wondering if maybe they contracted a new strain of virus from squirrels.

Second death from West Nile virus in Greece

As the number of reported cases of West Nile virus in Greece increases to 14, a second person has succumbed to the illness and died.

Five infected with West Nile virus in Greece

Five people have been infected with the mosquito borne West Nile virus, which can cause encephalitis and meningitis. Unusually, those infected were in urban areas of Athens.

Update: R.I. Schools to Open After Health Scare

Schools in three R.I. communities threatened by a meningitis/encephalitis scare decided to reopen school on Monday because health investigators found no link between a student who contracted meningitis and three others who were infected with encephalitis.

Update: More than 20,000 RI students kept home after illness report

Rhode Island officials cancelled school Thursday for more than 20,000 students while health experts search for any connection between a suspected case of meningitis and a second-grader's encephalitis death two weeks ago.

Encephalitis kills at least 100 children in India

Japanese encephalitis has killed at least 100 children in northern India over the past month.

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