February 1, 2023

Shaharbeen News Service Kashmir (SNS KASHMIR)

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Hepatitis outbreak in Yaripora area of Kulgam
Minor girl dies due to infection

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Panic gripped in Yaripora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam on Friday after a 6-year-old girl died and several fell ill due to outbreak of suspected Hepatitis in the village while health teams have been rushed to the spot.
Officials confirmed that in Turk Tachloo area of Yaripora kulgam suspected Hepatitis outbreak claimed the life of the minor girl, who was admitted at JVC hospital in Srinagar while over a dozen have been tested positive for the infection. The minor girl has been identified as Mayra Gulzar.
“Few children have been shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment among them one is critical”, sources said, adding that the infection has spread due to unsafe water supply in the village.
Chief Medical Officer, Kulgam Dr Rafiq doobi told CNS that a medical team has been rushed to the village of Turk Tachloo for collection of samples. “Medicine is also being given to the infected children”, he said.(CNS)

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