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Litchis and malnourishment: a deadly combination

Leslee Lazar

Raw litchis to lethal brain damage: an infographic
Raw litchis to lethal brain damage: an infographic   (Photo: Leslee Lazar)

In the peak litchi season, every year in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, a crisis unfolds with unflinching regularity. Hundreds of kids, after having gorged on litchis, die of encephalopathy. Several scientific teams have been working to find the reason behind this debacle. Finally, we have an answer.

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