Mysterious disease outbreak in Kupwara village

Posted on March 13, 2012

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Tumina (Kupwara), Mar 13: At least eight children in this frontier village, about 32 kms from Kupwara, have been disabled in past one month due to outbreak of a mysterious disease.
Residents of snowbound Tumina village nestled in Shamsbari mountain range are finding it hard to tackle the crisis as more and more children are getting disabled with each passing day. “Doctors are unable to diagnose the disease properly and treat the patients. People are making rounds of SKIMS and other medical institutions but to no avail,” parents of two patients told Greater Kashmir.
They said their children are unable to speak and it seems that their nervous system, liver, eyes and brain have got affected.
Similarly parents of three other children said, “Hands and feet of our children have started bending and their arms and legs have stopped working as a result they are unable to stand, work and eat.”
Parents said they have been running from pillar to post to get their children treated but doctors are unable to treat them.

Greater Kashmir

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