Malkangiri: As many as 22 children in Katanapalli village of Malkangiri district are afflicted with an unknown disease. The disease is intensifying in the last five days.
According to sources, mostly children below 5 years of age are falling victims to the disease which is yet to be identified.
The affected children are admitted to MV-79 hospital for treatment.Later, they were shifted to Kalimela CHC as their health condition deteriorated.
A team of doctors from Koraput have reached the village and examining the blood samples of affected children. The change in weather might be the reason behind it, said doctors adding that the situation will be brought under control very soon.
Notably, six deaths were reported as per official reports in the village due to the unknown diseases.