Around 200 villagers fall sick in western NepalMay 12th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) Around 200 people in Myagdi district in western Nepal fell sick in the last four days with an unidentified disease, reports said Saturday.
The disease affected a majority of 50 families in Neta of Arman Village Development Committee, said Harka Bahadur Chhantyal, a local resident, reported Xinhua, citing local media.
The sick suffered from shakes, reeling, fever and unconsciousness, he added.
Elderly people and children have mostly been affected by the disease. The villagers are panic-stricken as they suffered from the disease in turn, said Chhantyal, who is also the teacher of the local Mangala Higher Secondary School.
According to THT Online report, the local health post has been urged to examine the sick and distribute medicines in an effective manner, said District Public Health Officer Jhalak Gautam Sharma.
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