W. Bengal govt probes cause of skin disease that has spread to nearly 400 people

W. Bengal govt probes cause of skin disease that has spread to nearly 400 people
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In the Howrah district of West Bengal, around 400 people from several villages have been affected by a skin disease which seems like it has been caused by a fungus.

A medical team was sent to four villages of Shyampur yesterday by the state health department. The four villages are Malanchaberia, Kathilabar, Shibpur, and Shyampur.

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Dr. Bhabani Das, the Chief Medical Officer of Health said that they received the information from the medical team about nearly 400 people belonging to the area were affected by a skin disease.

According to Dr. Das, it seems that the infection was caused by a type of fungus. He gave assurance to the infected people to stop panicking.

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She further said that the medical report would be sent to the concerned department and the next steps will be planned after examining the report.

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