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Thursday, May 26, 2011

India : Outbreak of Dengue Suspected in Migrant Workers' Colony

Via The Mangalorean :

" Mulki, May 26: A team of district health officials visited the migrant workers' colony at Lingappayyakadu near here, following reports in the media about possible outbreak of malaria and dengue.

Lack of hygiene and water contamination are said to have caused these cases. Water is stored in unclean and open containers, facilitating mosquito breeding. The team visited all houses in the colonies and spread the word around stressing the importance of hygiene and cleanliness.

The Ashraya colony, Bijapur colony, K S Rao colony and Chitrapu have been given special focus in containing water-borne and communicable diseases. The team detected seven suspected cases as shown in the primary test. It is yet to be confirmed by 'Eliza' test, for which the samples have been sent.

Two multi-storied apartment complexes are coming up in Bappanad. Mosquito breeding has been reported in the area and eight suspected malaria cases, with an infant among them, were detected in the locality."

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