Typhoid outbreak in Himachal village

Shimla : A village in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district has reported more than 15 typhoid patients, a health official said Friday.

According to the official, contamination in the drinking water pipeline could be the reason for the disease outbreak.

Thirty people of Nau Pnau village with symptoms of nausea and high fever were reported in the past 24 hours. Sixteen of them were confirmed to be suffering from typhoid, Mandi’s chief medical officer Ajay Bhanu Gupta said .

Eight patients have been admitted to the primary health centre at Nagwain, said Gupta

“A team of doctors has been sent to the village to monitor the situation,” added Gupta.

Last week more than a hundred children were reported with measles in three blocks of Sirmaur district.

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