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District medical officer V Jayashree said at least 150 people attended the medical camp organised by the health department in the last two days. She said experts are trying to trace the root cause of the infection. (Image used for representation).(AFP PHOTO.)

Shigella infection: Experts try to trace source in north Kerala’s Kozhikode

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 07:54 PM IST
Panic gripped Mayanad area following the death of an 11-year-old boy and hospitalization of many others with similar symptoms. However, the health department said only six people were confirmed to have been infected so far and 26 others are suspected cases of the infection.
Health minister KK Shailaja has said the department is looking into the situation to find out the main source of the infection. (Photo: ANI)
Health minister KK Shailaja has said the department is looking into the situation to find out the main source of the infection. (Photo: ANI)

What is shigella infection reported in Kerala? All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Shigella bacteria spread from one person to another person through various means — even after the infected person is cured of diarrhoea.
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