Fresh diarrhoea outrbreak in Thula Chiudi

Thula Chiuda residents have appealed to the authorities to take immediate steps to contain the epidemic

Aug 15, 2018-Just days after the authorities declared successful containment of diarrhoea epidemic at Thula Chiudi settlement in Hima Rural Municipality, Jumla, there has been another outbreak in the area which has downed more than 50 people.

Chief District Officer Bishnu Paudel said a team of health workers has been mobilised to Thula Chiudi to treat the people.

Rabindra Bhandari of Lakikakhetu Health Centre told the Post on Tuesday that the residents of Thula Chiudi are in a state of terror after the resurgence of the disease.

The people have appealed to the District Administration Office, the District Public Health Office and the Karnali Academy of Health Sciences to take immediate steps to control the disease.

The first outbreak had stemmed from the contaminated water source.

Authorities suspect that the disease could have resurfaced in the settlement as a result of the locals drinking water from the same source well before it was completely decontaminated.

Health workers had mixed decontaminating agent in the water source on Saturday.

5 scrub typhus cases found in Dhading

DHADING: Five cases of scrub typhus have been reported in Dhading district in the last two weeks.

According to the District Hospital, this is the first instance of scrub typhus in Dhading.

Krishnalal Uprety, the hospital’s information officer, said all five patients were discharged after being treated at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the district health authority has urged people to maintain proper hygiene and sanitation practices, and visit their nearest health facility if they have symptoms like fever, headache and measles-lake rash in their neck region.

Scrub typhus is a bacterial disease caused by intracellular parasite, Orientia tsutsugamushi. It is transmitted to humans and rodents by some species of trombiculid mites (Chiggers, Leptotrom-bidium deliense and others).

 Humans acquire the disease from the bite of an infected chigger. The bite of the mite leaves a characteristic black eschar that helps doctors in making diagnosis.

Published: 15-08-2018 08:03

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