Especially grim year for encephalitis feared in northern India as poverty, politics take toll

  • by: BISWAJEET BANERJEE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 7:55 PM

GORAKHPUR, India — A mosquito-borne disease that preys on the young and malnourished is sweeping across poverty-riven northern India again this monsoon season in what officials worry could be the deadliest outbreak in nearly a decade.

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