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Alappuzha: Mass diarrhea due to Shigella bacteria

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 10, 2019, 2:35 am IST
Updated Jul 10, 2019, 2:49 am IST
According to officials, Shigella is contagious and a guideline has been issued to the school authorities prevent future outbreaks.
The presence of the bacteria was found in the lab test carried out by food safety department .   (Photo: AFP)
 The presence of the bacteria was found in the lab test carried out by food safety department . (Photo: AFP)

ALAPPUZHA: Shigella bacteria was the reason for the mass diarrhea cases reported amo-ng students of Govenment LP School, Eruva near Kayamkulam here the other day, said  officials.

According to officials, Shigella is contagious and a guideline has been issu-ed to the school authorities prevent future outbreaks. The presence of the bacteria was found in the lab test carried out by food safety department .  

 

As many as 90 students had sought medical assistance the other day following diarrhoea.  The public has been asked to drink boiled water and maintain hygiene.

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