Patna, June 12 -- Thirty-six children have died in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district in the last 48 hours and 133 children are admitted to hospitals due to suspected Acute Encephalitis Syndrome or AES. The doctors, however, said many of the deaths were due to Hypoglycemia, a condition caused by very low level of blood sugar, reports NDTV.

"There's proper research required, but 90 per cent cases are due to hypoglycemia," said Dr SK Sahi, Medical Superintendent at the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital in the district.

Most wards in private and government hospitals in the district are full of children, mostly from rural areas.

AES outbreaks are routine in areas in and around Muzaffarpur during summer, and mostly affects children below 15 ye...