Purulia: Two people including a woman died on Sunday due to typhoid in Purulia.
The deceased are Tusta Mahata, Latu Mahato. According to sources, typhoid had hit the Block 2 in Sitalpur village since long time. The officials from the district health department have reached the village to make enquiries. 90 people have been affected by typhoid in Sitalpur village.
As per district health department, many are admitted in the local health centres and Purulia hospital/ But due to lack of proper facilities, the patients are not receiving proper treatment.
Urine samples have been sent to Bankura Medical college for test. The district health department have said that there is the presence of cholera bacteria. The villagers have been advised to avoid using pond water.