Haryana, India: Increased cases of diphtheria outbreak confirmed

Posted on September 12, 2012 • Filed under: India, Travel News

Following death of five children due to suspected outbreak of diphtheria here in the past one week, the Haryana health authorities have sounded an alert to control the bacterial disease. The deaths have been reported from the urban slum areas – Davar Colony and Ashok Vihar – located adjacent to Kutani road. Panipat chief medical officer Dr SP Gupta told the Hindustan Times on Wednesday that the situation was quite serious and the authorities had taken appropriate steps. Read article

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