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Monday, August 31, 2009

Swine carcasses from Mizoram create fear in Cachar

SILCHAR, Aug 31: Although there has been no H1N1 case in Barak Valley till date, except for some unconfirmed reports which when investigated by the Health Department turned out to be unrelated to the dreadful disease, yet three swine carcasses floating on the Dhaleswari and Rukini rivers coming from Mizoram created a fear psychosis among the inhabitants of Cachar and Hailakandi. The district administration was prompted to take precautionary measures in the down stream areas.

Sources said there are certain areas within this town with tribal people at Meherpur in the east near Silchar Medical College, the main marketing centre Fatak Bazar and the railway colony vicinity, which citizens say, call for close surveillance by the health department. The photograph here shows how swines and their rearers live and move through mud and filth, posing health hazards and fear of flu. THE SENTINEL

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