Outbreak of gastro-enteritis and cholera in India.

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Outbreak of gastro-enteritis and cholera in India. The outbreak began in December.

Jan 7, 2000 33 more gastro cases reported: 2 confirmed cholera

AHMEDABAD: Fifty-one year old Mohammadhusain Noor Mohammad Shaikh from Khamasa succumbed to gastro-enteritis on Wednesday at Lifeline hospital where he was undergoing treatment. He was admitted in a municipal hospital on December 31 after which he had moved out. Municipal commissioner K Kailashnathan said that 33 more cases of gastro-enteritis were reported on Thursday of which two have tested positive for cholera. Clarifying on the case of Shamshadbano who died on Wednesday, Kailashnathan said that hers was a case of Discharge Against Medical Advice (DAMA). Till date, there have been 21 cases of cholera and 221 cases of gastro-enteritis reported to municipal hospitals since the outbreak.

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January 8, 2000 27 more gastro cases registered

AHMEDABAD: As many as 27 fresh cases of gastroenteritis were registered at municipal hospitals on Friday while two cases were tested positive for cholera from Sarkhej and Jamalpur, said deputy municipal commissioner (health) Pinakin Dikshit. The Jamalpur case is from Khanjaani Masjid while the Sarkhej case from Makarba village which is outside municipal limits. Meanwhile, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has sent 32 stool samples of gastroenteritis patients to National Institute of Virology at Pune following suspicion that the Norwalk virus could have caused gastroenteritis in adults. Microbiologist Jyoti Devkule of V S Hospital said that while rota virus caused infantile diarrhoea, it could not be ascertained whether the Norwalk virus could have cause the outbreak in adults who were seen more in number this time. In addition to those admitted there were 110 cases treated in the OPDs of the hospitals for gastroenteritis, according to medical officer of health P K Makwana. Assuring that the outbreak was under control, deputy municipal commissioner J G Hingrajia (central zone) said that of the 66 samples of milk tested, 17 were found adulterated. Following these findings, the AMC has decided to strictly enforce the installation of aqua-guards for drinking water in all hotels.

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-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 11, 2000

Answers Here's another story from public official in India (related to the one above) about how proud they are of lessening of outbreaks right before the new problem occured: Link to story:


-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 11, 2000.

-- Carl Jenkins (Somewherepress@aol.com), January 11, 2000

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