Jaundice outbreak in Pulwama’s Padgampora-Dangerpora


SRINAGAR — An outbreak of jaundice in Dangerpora Padgampora village in Awantipora hamlet of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district has raised concerns as four children have tested positive, while many others are having symptoms of the disease.

A health official informed the news agency KNO that the screening process is underway, and four cases out of 35 have been confirmed positive for jaundice.

He said that medical teams along with Asha have been carrying door-to-door awareness campaigns to educate people on how to keep themselves safe. They have been guiding them to use boiled water and use vegetables and fruits after washing them properly.

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Residents said that contaminated water may be the reason and there is a need to check it out.

Chief Medical Officer Pulwama, Dr Tehmeena, said that four cases of jaundice have been reported from the village.

She said that 35 samples were taken and four out of them have been reported positive. She advised locals to use boiled water only and take care of their personal hygiene as well.

Meanwhile, an official said that samples of the water being supplied to the locals have already been taken while the report is yet to come.

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Notably, earlier this year around 20 cases of jaundice were reported in Pahnoo Shopian while around 10 cases were reported in Bellow area of Pulwama and all have recovered.

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