Jaundice Outbreak in India
The number of deaths due to a jaundice outbreak in Shimla in Himachal Pradesh has touched 10 with three deaths alone recorded in the last 60 hours. More than half of the total families residing in Shimla have reportedly been affected by the disease in the last two-and-a-half months.
Water samples collected by National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune have confirmed the presence of a dangerous virus in the water which was being supplied to the citizens from Ashwani Khad source. Experts have written to the state government saying the virus has origins in untreated sewage.