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Villagers abandon village after mysterious disease takes toll

MAHOTTARI:  People of Matihani, in Mahottari district bordering India  have been forced to move to other areas as a mysterious disease took toll of many lives in a dalit community.

The number of people leaving for other areas is on the rise due to the spread of the mysterious disease, locals said.

Three people died in the last two weeks and 10 others are receiving treatment, former Vice-chairman of VDC Upendra Prasad Chaudhary said.

The patients have developed symptoms of headache, dizziness, falling unconscious and salivating after they were caught with the disease.

Satrudhan Sahani, 30, Naresh Ram, 35, and Chauthi Mestar, 45, of Matihani-4 died of the unknown disease, confirmed the District Public-Health Office, Mahottari.

However, senior health officer at the office, Girendra Jha said that at present, the VDC has no effect of the disease. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, July 5th, 2012 | 12:49 AM

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