Sunday, September 14, 2014

CAPpings- India - Pipeline leakage induced contamination of drinking water supply in the districts of Amreli and Sabarkantha in Gujarat


Probable cause of disease outbreak was contamination of drinking water due to pipeline leakages.



Cases of vomiting and diarrhoea reported from Village Lunasapur, PHC - Nageshri Block Jafarabad, District Amreli. District RRT investigated the outbreak. Active search for cases done. Probable cause of outbreak was contamination of drinking water due to pipeline leakages. All cases treated symptomatically. Water samples sent to District Public Health Lab; result awaited. Chlorination of water sources done. Disinfection of surrounding done. IEC done regarding personal hygiene and safe drinking water.

Date of Observation: 11 August 2014

Cases of diarrhea reported from Village /SC Sabalpur, PHC Bolundra, Block Modasa, District Sabarkantha. District RRT investigated the outbreak. Active search for cases done. Probable cause of outbreak was contamination of drinking water due to pipeline leakage.
02 water sample sent to Microbiology Department, Himmatnagar Hospital; result awaited. Out of 10 stool sample tested 06 were positive for cholera. Chlorine tablets & ORS packets distributed. IEC done regarding personal hygiene and safe drinking water.

Date of Observation: 12 August 2014

Article Source: Integrated Disease Surveillance Project 

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