Tuesday, January 10, 2012

India - Drinking Water Pipeline Leakage - Disease Outbreak reported across the country

Source: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.

Report Date: 13 Dec 2011: Gujarat - Surat - Acute Diarrhoeal Disease - Outbreak reported from Valmiki Viddhyalai, Valthangam, SC Kadodara, PHC Valan, Block Kamrej due to consumption of contaminated water. District RRT visited the affected area and investigated the outbreak. Leakage was found in water pipeline which may be cause of water contamination. Treatment of cases done symptomatically. 3 stool samples taken and send to Medical College, Surat; results are awaited. Chlorination of all drinking water sources done. IEC activities undertaken regarding safe drinking water.

Report Date: 16 Dec 2011: Haryana - Ambala - Acute Diarrhoeal Disease - Outbreak reported from Narayan Garh, Ward no. 6,7,9,10,13 due to consumption of contaminated and dirty water. District RRT visited the affected area and investigated the outbreak. PHED authorities informed to repair leakages in water pipelines and for disinfection of water supply. ORS packets and chlorine tablets distributed. Health education given regarding hygiene and sanitation.

Report date: 22 Nov 2011: Gujarat - Rajkot - Acute Diarrhoeal Disease - Outbreak reported from Village/PHC Bhadli, Block Jasdan. District RRT visited the affected area and investigated the outbreak. Cases are in the age group of 15 -50 years. Females are more affected than males. Treatment of cases done symptomatically. 3 stool samples sent to Rajkot, which tested positive for E. coli, and negative for Cholera on culture. Chlorination of water done and pipeline leakage repaired. IEC activities undertaken regarding safe drinking water.

Report Date: 12 Dec 2011: Tamilnadu - Thiruvannamalai - Cholera - Cases reported from Sorakulathur Harijan colony, HSC Sorakulathur, PHC Northampoondi. District RRT investigated the outbreak. Possible cause of outbreak was contamination of drinking water by leaking pipe. Out of 3 stool samples sent for culture to King Institute, Guidy, 1 sample tested positive for V.cholerae (Ogawa). Chlorination of water along with repair of leaking pipeline undertaken. IEC activities undertaken regarding safe drinking water, hygienic practices and sanitation measures.



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