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KARIMNAGAR: More than 50 persons were hospitalised or were being treated at their residences following an outbreak of viral hepatitis (jaundice) due to consumption of contaminated water at Velichala village of Ramadugu mandal on Friday.
The incident has become a cause of concern for the people of the entire district as they fear contamination at several water sources in the villages.
It is time the Rural Water Supply authorities launch a special drive to check water sources for any contamination and prevent outbreak of diseases.
Following the incidence, the District Medical and Health Department authorities rushed to the village to provide medical assistance. A team of doctors led by DM&HO Vishnumohan started treating the patients. The team would camp in the village for a week.
The DM&HO said that they were conducting door-to-door survey and had detected about 50 cases of jaundice.
He said that they had collected the samples to ascertain the reasons for the disease and that the situation was under control.
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