Epidemic Hazard in India on August 18 2019 05:18 AM (UTC).
Five chickenpox cases were reported from a relief camp functioning at one of the buildings of Valiyathura Government UP School, according to the District Medical Officer (DMO). The camp houses 120 families, including 65 students of the school, and the contagious disease has caused panic among inmates. "Regardless of the preventive measures taken, the chances of the spread of communicable diseases are high," said the DMO. The medical team from Government Fort Hospital has been regularly visiting the relief camp to conduct checkups. Around 300 inmates relief camp at Valiyathura houses 120 families comprising 300 inmates.