Maharashtra, India: Jaundice outbreak claims the life of 12 people/3,000 affected

Posted on June 20, 2012 • Filed under: India, Travel News

Kolhapur (Maharashtra): More than 500 new cases of jaundice have been reported from the textile town of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district in the last four days and the disease has killed at least 12 people in the last one month, officials said on Monday. Kolhapur health department suspect that the consumption of contaminated water of Panchganga river by the people is the cause behind the recent rise in cases of jaundice in Ichalkaranji. Read article

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