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Diarrhoea claims seven lives in Nagaland

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Kohima, Mar 3 (UNI) At least seven children, below the age of 16, have died in Longleng district of Nagaland within the last ten days due to an outbreak of diarrhoea which is gradually turning into epidemic in some villages of the district.

Official sources here today confirmed seven children have died of gastroenteritis in the district and the state health and family welfare secretary and director of medical services have issued necessary instructions to contain the spread of the disease in the district.

They further informed, the government had asked the civil surgeon, Mokokchung, to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation in Longleng district. Civil surgeon Dr Yangerla visited Longleng and found four children had died in Orangkong village and another three children in Longleng town.

Dr Yangrela, who had blamed the poor communication facilities in the areas called for a medical team from Mokokchung.

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