Government to take steps to eradicate Elephantiasis:Official

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Bijapur, Nov 7 (UNI) The district administration would launch a campaign from November 15 to distribute medicines on 'door-to-door' basis, following a rise in the case of Elephantisasis in the district.

The District Commissioner V B Patil said Sindagi Taluk alone had registered 390 cases of the disease, of the total of 620 registered in the district so far. The second highest cases were detected at Muddebihal taluk, he added.

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

Mr Patil said the primary school teachers and anganawadi workers would take part in the week-long campaign.


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