Around 30 persons, including 15 children, have been suffering from fever at Methaipatti village at R. Kombai panchayat since Monday evening. Many children skipped school.

When contacted, Deputy Director of Health Services Varadarajan said a medical team had been sent to Methaipatti village. After diagnosing the children, the team found symptoms of chicken pox. The treatment had been started, he said.

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