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Outbreak of diarrhea in Thanchi, 100 affected

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News No. 113/2008, June 19, 2008

Diarrhea has been broken out in some Jumma villges of remote Tindu area under Thanchi Upazila of Bandarban district, report the Daily Purbokone and the Daily Suprabhat Bangladesh, two local dailies published from Chittagong.

The use contaminated water led to the outbreak of diarrhea affecting 100 persons including young children in five villages. The BDR personnel are struggling to provide medical service to them. So far no medics from the Health Department have visited the area.

The acute watery diarrhea began to spread on Monday in Kamchipara, Bojupara, Grouping para, Halimpara and Tindu Bazaar Para. Besides, 37 persons including women and children have been affected by diarrhea in Mizn Para of Thanchi Sadar.

Eight of the diarrhea affected patients have been admitted to a health complex.

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