2 villages in Belgaum declared cholera-hit



 Deputy Commissioner J Ravishankar on Thursday declared the villages as “cholera hit” following spurt in number of gastroenteritis cases.

A release said that officials concerned were asked to take all the necessary precautions  to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Villagers have been asked to drink boiled cooled water and sale of cut fruits has been banned.

Fairs and public programmes have been banned. Hotels too have been directed to serve boiled cooled water. As many 45 cases of cholera has been reported from Vakkund, which has a population of about 7,000 people. Of these 35 cases were treated at the government hospital and the remaining were being treated at private hospitals.

However,  in Bhavihal, which has a population of  about 5,000, one has been tested positive for cholera.  

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