Kozhikode: Shigella disease has also been confirmed in the hilly areas of Kozhikode. The 13-year-old was diagnosed with the disease in Koodaranji panchayath. As part of the confirmation of the disease, the panchayat and the health department issued vigilance instructions. Another person in Kannur was diagnosed with Shigella yesterday. A six-year-old boy from Chittaripparamba was diagnosed with the disease. It is learned that the health condition of the child being treated at a private hospital in Kannur is satisfactory.
The health department has launched an investigation into the source of the disease. Shigella was also confirmed to someone in the district last December.