Mucky transfer

Mucky transfer on the night of March 4, 35-year-old Chandramma of Anchetti village in Tamil Nadu’s (tn) Krishnagiri district died after a severe bout of vomiting. The next day, five more people with similar symptoms expired in Anchetti and Takkati, a neighbouring village. By March 8, the toll had risen to eight. According to T Ramesh, assistant civil surgeon at Anchetti’s primary healthcare centre: “The villagers had acquired cholera. There is no room for doubt since their rectal swab tests were positive.” An outbreak of this water-borne disease is not uncommon in India’s rural areas. What, however, sets this region’s case apart is that the main source of the scourge is located a fair distance away