Pre-Monsoon Rains Spark Acute Diarrhoeal Disease Outbreak in Tamil Nadu

Recent rains have triggered Acute Diarrhoeal Disease (ADD) outbreaks in various parts of Tamil Nadu, with water contamination identified as the primary cause, according to the Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM). Districts including Dindigul, Salem, Thiruvallur, Vellore, and Erode reported cases of ADD in the last two months, characterized by symptoms like loose motions, vomiting, giddiness, and abdominal pain. The health department is actively engaged in community awareness campaigns on hygiene and sanitation, emphasizing the importance of boiling water before consumption. Doctors stress the heightened risk for children due to water contamination and advise caution when purchasing food from outside, urging consumption from safe and clean sources.

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