As many as three people have lost their lives to Diarrhoea in past four days in Nagaland, leaving over 100 affected in Mon district. The decedents were reportedly above 80 years of age and reported diarrhoea symptoms.
Quoting Dr Kuotho, a doctor from Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Wanching village where the disease initially broke out, The Indian Express reported, “There is diarrhoea outbreak. We are unable to confirm the exact disease as samples have been sent to Kohima and Mon civil hospital for testing.” He added, “The disease has been detected in neighbouring villages within Wanching block in Mon district.” According to Dr Kuotho, 35 patients affected by the disease were brought to Wanching village’s Primary Health Care (PHC) centre on Saturday, August 5. Few were treated there while rest were referred to visit the Wakching PHC.
As per the doctors, suspicions have been built around the fact that the disease might be spreading due to the contamination in either water or food due to heavy rains in the area.
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According to IE, 7 doctors from the PHCs in the neighbouring villages have been deployed at the Wakching PHC to take care of the situation.