Chennai, Jul 29 (UNI) About 40 people, mostly migrant labourers from Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were admitted to a private hospital for suspected gastro-enteritis at suburan Ambattur, today.
Police said the labourers were working in factories in the Ambattur Industrial Estate and were staying at Pattravakkam.
As they suddenly started vomitting, they were admitted to Communicable Diseases Hospital at Tondiarpet and at the Municipal Health Centre in Ambattur.
Non-clearance of garbage in the area and inadequate drainage facilities were said to be the reason for the outbreak of the epidemic.
Preventive tablets were given to the locals as a precautionary measure.
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