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Diarrhoea outbreak in Guwahati is actually Cholera – Sunday Update

Guwahati: Cholera epidemic has broken out in North Eastern Province Assam’s capital city Guwahati, confirms Principal of Guwahati Medical College Hospital Dr. M M Deka on Sunday. Previously it has been suspected as Diarrhoea after at least 20 people were suddenly fell ill complaining severe dejections, stomach pain, vomiting and were admitted into different city hospitals. Immediately samples of stools were collected from the patients and sent to Mahendra Mohan Choudhury hospital laboratory where pathologists found stains of vibrio cholerae ogawa in four samples. All four people hail from Uzanbazaar Padum Phukhuri area, where this outbreak has been reported first. A nine year old child Sunil Basphor and a 45 year old lady Rumi Hazarika died in the hospital on last Wednesday following the infection. Residents of the locality have been suffered from this ailment since 22nd of this month. On Saturday Koilashpoti Singh (75) also from the same locality died in GMCH increasing the number of deaths to three. Cases have been reported from the Beltola area also.
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