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16 water samples fail purity test in Shimla

Shimla: Number of diarrhoea cases today crossed over 255 as four patients registered at IGMC here, while 16 water samples taken from various parts of the town failed purity test.

Dr Vinod Pathak, director, health services, Himachal Pradesh, said in a statement released here today that in view of increasing number of diarrohea cases in Sanjauli area of Shimla town, the department had taken 16 samples for testing, out of which five samples were found positive for V. Cholera (serotype Ogawa), nine for EColi and two for commansals. He said that the outbreak of diarrohea was due to contamination of drinking water with V. Cholera and E Coli.

He said that six Water samples were collected on July 14 from the affected area and five reported contamination (Dinghu Bawari-2, Malayana Bawari-1, IPH Bhatta Kuffer-1, Dinghu Mandir Bawari-1).

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