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Toxins in litchi fruit kill children in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Source: The Hindu, Date: February , 2017

The Hindu, Chennai, Feb 2017: An unexplained illness in children aged 15 years and younger in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, which claims many lives in May-June, has been solved. Scientists from the U.S. and India have found that consumption of litchi fruit and skipping evening meal can result in very low blood glucose level (less than 70 mg/dL) and acute encephalopathy that provokes seizures and coma, and causes death in many cases.

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