Contaminated Water: Cholera outbreak kills one in Swabi

Published: August 7, 2012
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Cholera outbreak in a village of district Swabi claimed a man’s life while dozens of villagers were admitted to hospitals.  PHOTO: FILE/DFID

Cholera outbreak in a village of district Swabi claimed a man’s life while dozens of villagers were admitted to hospitals. PHOTO: FILE/DFID

SWABI: 

Cholera outbreak in a village of district Swabi claimed a man’s life while dozens of villagers were admitted to hospitals.

The outbreak was reported in Takeel Village of the district’s Gadoon area.

Dr Muhammad Riaz, in-charge of the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), said the disease spread among the villagers because of drinking contaminated water from a spring in the area.

He said that more than a dozen patients from the village were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) while more than 20 patients were sent to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Topi.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 7th, 2012.

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