Undiagnosed Food-borne disease – Bangladesh

115 fall sick as diarrhoea outbreak caused by contaminated water supply in Gazipur.

Authorities are looking into the private company action of laying wires without requisite permission, which damaged the water supply pipes and led to the outbreak.

Contaminated water has been a longstanding problem in Zirakpur. In August last year, a cholera outbreak in the Baltana area, where a three-year-old girl and 30-year-old man succumbed to the infection, saw more than 400 cases being reported from three localities including Ekta Vihar, Ravindra Enclave, and Harmilapur.

Similarly, in July last year, a nine-year-old boy died and around 400 people got infected due to a cholera outbreak in Abheypur and Budhanpur villages in the neighbouring Panchkula district.

Photo: Artist rendering of a pathogen.

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