Diarrhoea outbreak in Gorakhpur under control

August 7th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI  

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By Pavan Shah

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 7 (ANI): Diarrhoea outbreak is under control
after authorities in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh distributed medicines and
spread awareness about the disease.

“Now the situation is under control. In the last four-five days there were
some cases of water related problems, some vomitting and loose motion cases. We
had sent a team of doctors to the village who were looking after people
suffering from the disease,” said R. N. Mishra, Chief Medical Officer of
Gorakhpur.

Diarrhoea has affected the children and women, and almost every second
person in the family was suffering from it.

One of the villagers complained about the collection of dirty waters in many
places, which breed mosquitoes.

“In the village the disease started few days back. One of the reasons for
the outbreak of the disease is the dirty water accumulated at various places.
There are lots of mosquitoes here. If the dirty waters are not wiped out the
disease may occur again. So, the authorities should start this work as soon as
possible,” said Bhakol, a villager. (ANI)

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