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Spread of waterborne diseases poses new challenge in flood-affected areas

by Times One Odia
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As floodwater has started receding at several places in Odisha, the spread of waterborne diseases may pose a new challenge for thousands of marooned and displaced people in the state.

The water levels of major rivers including Mahanadi have been showing a declining trend. However, hundreds of villages have remained submerged in knee-deep floodwater.

Large tracts of land continued to remain submerged due to flood water.

There seems to be little chance of the water receding in the coming days, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting more rains this week.

Taking serious note of a likely outbreak of diseases like Dengue fever, Diarrhoea, Chikungunya, Typhoid, Malaria, Gastroenteritis and skin infections, the state health department has alerted the district health officials and directed them to arrange essentials medicines at the government hospitals.

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