Malkangiri (Odisha), June 29: At lease 30 infants were down with an unknown disease in a remote village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district, doctors said today. A team of doctors has been sent to Puruna Orkel village in Korkunda block after information about the outbreak of the disease reached here, Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO), Uday Shankar Mishra said. (Read: 12-hr Congress bandh disrupts normal life in Odisha)Also Read - Odisha: Woman Paraded, Tonsured, Face Blackened Over Duping Villagers; 10 Detained

A medical camp has been set up in the village where the afflicted children showed symptoms of vomitting, fever and dysentery, he said. The children were being given necessary medical treatment. Noting that the disease surfaced after heavy rains in the region, the CDMO said efforts were on to ascertain the exact nature of the ailment. Also Read - Odisha Artist Crafts 8-Feet Long Portrait of PM Modi Using Food Grains on His 71st Birthday

Unknown diseases with similar symptoms had affected the region in the past also and teams of doctors and scientists from New Delhi and Bhubaneswar visited the village last year for a proper study. State Health minister and health secretary had also visited the area. Also Read - Sudarsan Pattnaik Creates Sand Art Using 2035 Seashells to Wish PM Modi on His 71st Birthday | Watch