620 cases of elephantiasis detected in bijapur district

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Bijapur, Nov 7 (UNI) The district administration has launched a campaign from November 15 to distribute medicines 'door-to-door' following a rise in the cases of Elephantisasis in the district.

District Commissioner V B Patil said that Sindagi taluk alone had registered 390 cases of the disease of the total of 620 cases registered in the district so far.

The second highest cases were detected in Muddebihal taluk, he said.

Elephantiasis generally results from obstructions of the lymphatic vessels. It is most commonly caused by a parasitic disease known as lymphatic filariasis.

The Health department has prepared a plan to distribute the medicine for controlling the desease, he said.

Mr Patil said that he had asked the people to take the medicine without fail.

He said he has asked the primary school teachers and anganawadi workers to take part in the week-long 'door-to-door' campaingn, he said.


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