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Friday 21 January, 2005

India: Chicken pox reported among children in Nagapattinam

Sporadic cases of chicken pox have been reported among children accommodated in temporary shelters for tsunami victims in Nagapattinam, Special Commissioner for tsunami victims Shanta Sheela Nair said.

She said prompt medical attention was provided to the children. They have been quarantined, Nair told reporters on Thursday.

Nair dismissed fears of any epidemic and said many medical teams were working in all the camps.

Of the 15,703 children screened, 15,407 were diagnosed with various minor ailments, District Collector J Radhakrishnan said. Medicines have been prescribed for them, he added.

Source: Rediff
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