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Hepatitis E outbreak in Chattogram

According to multiple media reports, an outbreak of Hepatitis E has put lives at high risk in Chattogram. At least three people died, while over six hundred people have been affected in the last three months. Reportedly, contaminated water is to blame for that. It goes without saying that safe water is one of the fundamental services that the residents of a city deserve. It is common to have waterborne viral hepatitis spreading to consumers if hand washing and sanitary precautions are not observed, which means as well as the authorities responsible for providing safe water, people also have a responsibility to be aware of the risks of unsafe water.
I would like to urge the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to prevent the Hepatitis E outbreak from spreading any further.

Sumon Kumar Paul
By e-mail

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