ERODE: To prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases, the Department of Public Health has urged members of the public to take precautionary measures. It has asked people to take only boiled water, prevent water stagnation around houses, clean water-storing containers, destroy unwanted articles like broken plastic buckets or bottles in which water might get collected, rush to doctors in case of diarrhoea, vomiting or joint pains. It has also asked people to get in touch with health department officials at 0424-2258020.

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