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As flood water recedes, fear of epidemics looms over Kerala

Updated : August 21, 2018 07:05 AM IST

Health experts say as the flood water recedes, the state may have to cope with waterborne and vectorborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, malaria, hepatitis and other fevers.
According to the directorate of health services (DHS), Kerala, the state has already recorded 846 cases of dengue fever, 191,945 cases of acute diarrhea disease (ADD), 518 cases of malaria, 34 cases of chikungunya and 225 cases of leptospirosis (infection from animals).
As flood water recedes, fear of epidemics looms over Kerala
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