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Outbreak of Jaundice plays Havoc in Cuttack

Cuttack, Feb 11: The outbreak of jaundice played havoc with the people in the silver city of Odisha after Sambalpur. The situation is now alarming as 63 people have been tested positive for the disease.

Working on war-footing level, the state health department and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) have started repairing the cracked water pipes in the city as preventive and stop spread of the water-borne disease.

The authorities have ordered to supply drinking waters through tankers and distribute halogen tablets to people for safe water. Following the government order, the efforts are being taken to provide chlorine drinking water and cleaning the water with bleaching powder. 

On the other hand, the health department has begun the health awareness campaign and circulating the leaflets to the residents to take preventive measures to fight the disease.

The move came after 63 people were tested positive with the disease by Tuesday evening. Yesterday, the blood samples of 10 people were tested at the SCB Medical College and Hospital out of which nine were found infected by Hepatitis-E.

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