Around 200 villagers fall sick in western Nepal

Last Updated: Sat, May 12, 2012 10:50 hrs

-ANI): Around 200 people at Neta of Arman Village Development Committee in Myagdi district in western Nepal were sicken by an unidentified disease in the last four days, local media reported on Saturday.

The disease affected a majority of 50 families in Neta, said Harka Bahadur Chhantyal, a local resident. The sick suffered from shaking body, reeling, fever and unconsciousness, he added.

Elderly people and children have been mostly affected by the disease. The villagers have been panic-stricken as they suffered from the disease in turn having the similar symptoms among them, said Chhantyal, who is also the teacher of local Mangala Higher Secondary School.

According to THT Online report, the District Public Health Office have urged the local health post to examine and distribute medicine in an effective manner after the unidentified disease was severe in the village, said District Public Health Officer Dr Jhalak Gautam Sharma.

Meanwhile, the Arman Health Post organized a health camp to examine and distribute medicine to the villagers affected by the disease. (Xinhua-ANI)

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