Cholera outbreak in India, 15 June 2016

A village in the town Humnabad, in the Indian state of Karnataka, have reported at least 34 cases of cholera infection in 10 days. No one has died of the disease. A team of five doctors and officers are in the village to treat the patients, including Dr Jabbar, a District Disease Surveillance Officer.

Some possible causes include contaminated drinking water sources by open defecation, as well as leakages in pipes carrying water to cisterns. Measures are being taken to reduce spread of the disease, like large-scale disinfection using bleaching powders and testing the water quality in wells.

References:

The Hindu, 2016. The Hindu. [Online]
Available at: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/cholera-outbreak-confirmed-in-humnabad-taluk/article8732815.ece
[Accessed 20 June 2016].

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