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Friday, January 20, 2012

India : Measles outbreak in Arunachal villages

Via Times of India :

" ITANAGAR : At least 30 cases of measles have been detected in remote villages of Chayangtajo circle in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. The worst affected are Namchar Bagang and Soshi Bagang, about 17 km from Chayangtajo, said an official on Thursday.

The villagers have been forced to take shelter at makeshift tents in forests so that they don't contract the disease. A voluntary health camp was held at Chayangtajo on Sunday by Dr B Gara of Naharlagun General Hospital and Dr Raja Dodum of Seppa District Hospital, a source said.

To take stock of the situation, the team, later, rushed to various villages in the district and gave medicines to infected children. The team tried to reach out to all the villagers as they visited almost every household, the source added."

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