7 out of 8 water samples test postive for Hepatitis-E in Shimla

Shimla: In order to tackle jaundice epidimic in Shimla city water surveillance is being undertaken by Health department, Shimla municipal corporation and IPH department. Out of the eight samples sent to National Centre for Disease Control New Delhi, seven tested positive for Hepatitis-E. This was disclosed by a spokesman from the Health department today in Shimla.

Out of the two water samples sent to National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi in January those were reported satisfactory.

In a meeting held today officials of Municipal corporation, IPH, District Health Officer, Shimla, CMO Shimla, Medical Superintendent, Shimla and State Surveillance officer reviewed the situation arising out of Jaundice cases in Shimla city.

The Spokesman further said the Health department is constantly monitoring the situation and people were being educated in affected areas by distributing pamphlets and issuing advertisements in print media.

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