Bhubaneswar, March 23 -- At least 127 patients were infected with 'diarrhoea' in Sambalpur's Hirakud in the last two days, informed the Medical Officer In-Charge of Hirakud CHC on Saturday.

As per reports, 33 out of the 127 were admitted to hospital out of which 15 were shifted to VIMSAR, Burla after their condition deteriorated.

The Medical Officer In-Charge said, "36 patients were admitted on March 21. 42 patients came on March 22 out of which 25 were admitted to hospital. Five serious patients were referred to Burla. 49 patients have come today till now."

"Higher authorities are testing for a possible water contamination after which the cause of the disease will be ascertained. As far as the symptoms are concerned, it is massive deh...