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Elderly women wearing masks as a precaution against the coronavirus wait to vote for local body elections in Kochi, Kerala.(AP)

Now, health officials detect Shigella bacterial infection in Kochi

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Ernakulam district collector S Suhas said a 56-year- old woman was diagnosed with the contagious disease and was undergoing treatment.
The health department has taken many measures including super chlorination of water bodies and organised several health camps after the disease claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy last week.(HT PHOTO.)
The health department has taken many measures including super chlorination of water bodies and organised several health camps after the disease claimed the life of an 11-year-old boy last week.(HT PHOTO.)

Shigella bacterial infection contained in Kozhikode, says Kerala health department

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Health experts said contaminated water sources triggered the infection and a clear picture will emerge by next week after several rounds of lab tests. At least 54 people with mild symptoms were identified during a medical camp on Saturday.
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja is seen in this file photo.(ANI)
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja is seen in this file photo.(ANI)

House inspections, medical camps after Shigella kills 1 in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Kerala’s health department has said only six people were confirmed to have been infected by shigellosis so far and 26 others are suspected cases of the infection.
The death took place two days back and later 20 people with symptoms, mild diaorrhea and fever, were admitted in various hospitals. Most of the infected were people who came in direct contact with the deceased. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
The death took place two days back and later 20 people with symptoms, mild diaorrhea and fever, were admitted in various hospitals. Most of the infected were people who came in direct contact with the deceased. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)

North Kerala on high alert after 11-yr-old boy dies due to shigella bacterial infection

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:55 PM IST
State health minister K K Shailaja said the health department will conduct a health camp in the area in a couple of days and investigation is on to locate the main source of the infection. She said health experts have said the infection spread through water and food and keeping good hygiene was the primary way to check the spread.
According to the study, antibiotic use in India went up from 3.2 billion defined daily doses (DDD) to 6.5 billion in 2015, reflecting increasing economic growth and more access to the medication in both public and private sectors.(Shutterstock/Image for representative purpose)
According to the study, antibiotic use in India went up from 3.2 billion defined daily doses (DDD) to 6.5 billion in 2015, reflecting increasing economic growth and more access to the medication in both public and private sectors.(Shutterstock/Image for representative purpose)

India’s antibiotic use doubles in 15 years, common infections harder to treat: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 01:33 PM IST
Rising incomes, over-the-counter sale, a poorly regulated private hospital sector, high rates of hospital infection, inexpensive antibiotics and frequent infectious disease outbreaks are driving consumption in India and other low- and middle-income countries.
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