Suspected cholera: 30 take ill

Contamination of drinking water is said to be the reason for outbreak of epidemic

Public woes: Patients complaining gastroenteritis undergoing treatment at Dyavapanahalli village near Halebeedu, in Hassan on Friday. DH photo

In morning, around 15 persons complained of vomiting and diarrhoea and they were immediately shifted to Government hospital for treatment. With more cases coming to light, officials of the Department of Health became alert and started a temporary treatment centre at the local Anganwadi Centre.

 While some are still undergoing treatment, the others were discharged after treatment. The villagers became panic to see the suffering of the patients.

The health department volunteers visited every house and explained them about safety measures.

Taluk Health Officer Dr S B Naveen, Chatachattihalli Doctor, Mohan and the staff of Taluk Hospital are camping in the village as a precautionary measure. Two ambulances are stationed at the village to shift the patients to district hospital, if necessary.

It is suspected that mixing of sewage water with drinking water may the reason for outbreak of gastroenteritis.  “Since we have already started treatment there may not be more fresh cases. The blood samples of patients and drinking water sample are collected and sent for the laboratory test”, said Dr B Manjunath.

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