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10 children die of mysterious disease in Jammu and Kashmir

 International Desk

 Published: 02:38 PM, 19 January 2020  

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At least 10 children have died of a mysterious disease in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. Six other children, all below the age of four, are still undergoing treatment at different hospitals. 

"Our survey of the affected area revealed 10 children died due to the mysterious disease in the 40-kilometre radius in Ramnagar block of the district over the past fortnight. The symptoms of the disease are routine that include fever and vomiting followed by renal problem," Chief Medical Officer, Udhampur, KC Dogra said. 

"Various teams of doctors from Jammu, Udhampur and block-level are camping in the affected area and we are trying to ascertain the cause of the disease," Mr Dogra said.

Piyush Singla, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, had already directed the public health engineering department to collect samples of drinking water for laboratory testing and to ensure safe drinking water is provided to the public.

District health authorities have appealed to the public to not panic and consult doctors in nearby health institutions if there is any case having symptoms of fever, vomiting and low urine passage.