VIRUDHUNAGAR: As many as 14 members of a village in Virudhunagar district were affected by diarrhoea on Monday and five of them were admitted to a private hospital. Fourteen persons living in West Street of Aathippatti village in Aruppukkottai union of Virudhunagar district were afflicted with diarrhoea on Monday.
Of theM, Subbammal (54), Suresh (15), Moorthy (29), Dhanalakshmi, Mariammal were seriously affected and admitted to a private hospital in Aruppukkottai.
A team of doctors and nurses from Pandalkudi PHC visited the village and treated those affected by diarrhoea at the community hall of the village.
A medical camp has been organised in the Aathippatti village to prevent the further spread of the diarrhoea to other people.
Drinking water of the area is being tested for contamination with drainage water.