Fresh cases of gastroenteritis reported in city

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Bangalore, Jan 31 (UNI) At least 43 fresh cases of gastroenteritis were reported today from Bharatinagar area in the city taking the total number of affected persons by water contamination to 655.

Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) sources said that the officials were presently on the door-to-door campaign and distributing medicines including oral drugs to prevent the bad effects of water contamination in the most affected areas like Shivaji Nagar, Bharati Nagar and Neelasandra.

They said they had also set up help desks in several hospitals to help the people following the threat of an epidemic outbreak of Cholera.

The officials have already confirmed 16 cases of Cholera during the past one week. All the victims were undergoing treatment in government hospitals. No fresh cases of cholera were reported today, sources said.

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