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Friday, February 10, 2012

India : Typhoid outbreak in Himachal village

Via Times of India :

" A village in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district has reported more than 15 typhoid patients, a health official said Friday.

According to the official, contamination in the drinking water pipeline could be the reason for the disease outbreak.

Thirty people of Nau Pnau village with symptoms of nausea and high fever were reported in the past 24 hours. Sixteen of them were confirmed to be suffering from typhoid, Mandi's chief medical officer Ajay Bhanu Gupta said.

Eight patients have been admitted to the primary health centre at Nagwain, said Gupta."

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