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Monday, May 24, 2010

India : 97 people suffering from diarrhoea in Sabarkantha

Via Press Trust of India :

" Banaskantha, May 23 : As many as 97 people have reported to various hospitals in Sabarkantha district with complaint of diarrhoea and vomiting in last three days.

With 31 more admitted to hospitals today, the number of those suffering from the disease has reached 97 in Chadrej village, Chief District Health Officer (Sabarkantha) H R Nayak said.

13 cases were recorded by the Bayad Primary Health Centre (PHC) on Thursday, which was 14 on Friday. 39 were reported on Saturday.

To combat the water-borne disease, a campaign on war footing has been initiated in the village.

"Besides distributing over 3,000 chlorine tablets as many as 255 are under observation after conducting a house-to-house survey in and around the village.

"Blood samples taken from the patients have confirmed the disease and the situation will be under control within a couple of days, Nayak said."

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