165 die of meningitis outbreak in NE India
www.chinaview.cn 2009-02-10 19:30:50   Print

    NEW DELHI, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- At least 165 people have died of meningitis and over 2,000 were taken ill with the contagious disease in the northeastern India bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar over the past one month, the local Indo-Asian News Service said on Tuesday.

    The outbreak of epidemic took place in the states of Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, with Meghalaya reporting 140 death cases, said the report.

    The three northeastern states have borders with the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, where meningococcal meningitis is spreading in an epidemic form, the report quoted the National Institute of Communicable Diseases as saying.

    Two doctors from New Delhi have been dispatched by the authorities to the disease-stricken areas in Meghalaya to help doctors deal with the disease on a through vaccinations and treatment on a round-the-clock basis, said the report.

Editor: Deng Shasha
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