Panaji, January 08, 2013 ….. In view of the contamination of water distribution lines at Cortim-Mala-Fontainhas, though the situation is brought under control by PWD, it is still advisable to take necessary precautions by the public to prevent Waterborne and Foodborne infections viz Typhoid, Diarrhoea, Cholera, Viral Hepatitis etc.
Common symptoms of these infections are Fever, Nausea, Vomiting, Loose Motions, Jaundice, Abdominal Pain and Fatigue.
These diseases are easily preventable and general public is requested to take following measures for prevention. Good personal hygiene is the single most important preventive measure; Consumption of boiled water i.e. water should be boiled for atleast 2C min before consumption; Consume freshly cooked food; Do not consume water, milkshakes, fruit juices and eatables from roadside vendors; Maintain cleanliness in surrounding and do not throw garbage in open; Never do self-medication or take medicines directly from chemist shop. Medicines should always be taken after getting proper advice from a qualified doctor.
All cases with above mentioned symptoms should immediately report to the nearest Health Centre or Physician.