Thursday, January 31, 2008

City now grapples with cholera

City now grapples with cholera

Bangalore: After gastroenteritis, the city now faces the threat of cholera: eight cases were reported on Wednesday. But the BBMP is still clueless and admits as much. This is because, as per the disease surveillance system, there is no way to track patients from Bangalore city limits seeking treatment in staterun hospitals as they directly report to the office of the joint director (communicable diseases).
Meanwhile, 200 new cases of gastroenteritis were reported on Wednesday, sending the total count to 1,230 cases. To check the spread of epidemics, zonal-level epidemic task forces, headed by the joint commissioner, were constituted to attend to emergencies.


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