Unknown disease claims seven lives in Myanmar’s Naga region
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 9: The death toll from an unknown communicable disease in the ‘Naga autonomous administration area,’ in Myanmar has climbed to seven and more than 1000 villagers have been reported affected by the disease.
Reports reaching here stated that the victims were mostly children below 18 years. The illness is characterised by high temperature, bleeding from the nose, and diarrhoea. Report also stated that Don Hee township has been affected the most and the infection has not been contained yet.
It stated that members from Eastern Naga Development Organisation (ENDO), a Myanmar-based NGO, were able to reach the affected areas and trying their best with limited resources to contain the disease.
The organisation has sought prayer support from across the globe for the safety and speedy recovery of the affected people. For any query, help and contribution toward the affected people, one may contact Shanmaw, CSSDD director of Naga Baptist Convention Khamti on phone no. 09423939571, David, general secretary of Hangya Baptist Mission Committee, and Lotu, local resident, on phone no. 09429001653.
Eastern Mirror first reported on the breakout of the mysterious illness in Naga autonomous administration area on August 28. The, it was reported that 100 children were treated for an unidentified disease.
Initial report stated that victims showed symptoms of fever, reddish eye, and rashes on the skin.
It was also reported that 80 people died of measles and other infectious diseases in Nan Yun and Lahe townships in 2016.