Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Cholera outbreak in India

Rayagara and Koraput, two districts in souththwest of the Orissa state capital, Bhubaneswar have witnessiong cholera outbreak. The out break has killed up to 70 people after heavy rains caused flooding and unsafe hygiene conditions. All the deaths have been in span of last one month said an official. Cholera is a severe gastrointestinal disease often caused by consuming water or food contaminated with faecal matter.

Thousands of people around India have suffered from waterborne illnesses since the start of the monsoon season in June this year.

In Madhya Pradesh, 13 people in village Barella of Jabalpur district had died due to acute gastro enteritis, becase of contaminated water. jabalpur'd bargi area has witness number of diarrhea cases in lst few days. Similarly 10 have died in village Karapani in Chhindwara of Madhya Pradesh due to unsafe drinking water being pumped by handpumps there.

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