Water intoxication in Khargone, India

More than 150 persons have been reported with vomiting and dysentery in 3 villages in the Khargone district. The patients probably became ill after consuming contaminated water. People in Bahegaon, Barsalay, Dongarchichli and Rasgaon villages, in Khargone, might have also consumed contaminated water.

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