MACHILIPATNAM: Nearly 150 people, including several children, from five villages in Krishna district have been hospitalised for viral fever, health officials said.
"Nearly 150 villagers from five villages in Krishna district, namely Kothamajeru, Chinnapuram, Thotlavaluru, Muthrasipalem and Surumpalli, have been hospitalised after they started suffering from viral fever and other related infections," District Medical and Health Officer Dr R Nagamalleswari told PTI.
The affected people are being treated in various hospitals in the district, she said.
"Three deaths were reported in Kothamajeru village some days back, following which medical camps were set up there to contain the spread of the epidemic," Nagamalleswari said adding that water contamination could be the reason behind it.
"We have visited all the affected villages and also set up medical camps and we are monitoring the situation," she said.