Plague spreads in India but is “under control”

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 08 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:897
  1. G Nandan

    India's epidemic of plague spread across several more states last week, but health authorities in New Delhi say that the situation is now “under control and improving.” The number of patients with suspected plague in hospitals across the country had risen to 4 000 by Monday. But laboratory tests showed that a large number of them did not have plague. Gujurat and Maharashtra - the states that first reported the outbreaks last month - account for 3 300 patients. At least 400 patients are in the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Delhi, and the rest are distributed over seven other states.

    Although health authorities have attributed the spread of …

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