Diarrhoea outbreak in Sonepur village, 41 affected

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Sonepur: Outbreak of diarrhoea has created panic among the people here as 41 persons have taken ill in the last two days.

According to sources, all the 41 persons belong to Janamura village under Sonepur block in the district.

Sources said the affected persons were initially admitted to the village Community Health Centre. Later, 23 of them were shifted to the district headquarters hospital as their condition deteriorated.

Contaminated drinking water sources and unhygienic surroundings in the village were said to be responsible for the outbreak of diarrhoea.

However, the health department officials are yet to reach the spot.

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