Drinking water in India has been contaminated with a number of viruses, and scientists say the situation could be even worse.
“There is a lot of contamination,” said Dr. Manish Jha, a professor at the University of Washington.
“It’s not just one or two viruses, but there are lots of viruses that have been found in the drinking water.
There are viruses that are more lethal, and there are viruses, in a lot more doses, that have killed people.
So it’s a combination of factors.”
Jha said the Indian government is trying to contain the outbreak, but he warned that more work is needed to find a cure for the virus.
“The Indian government has to take this seriously, and they have to find an effective way to contain it,” he said.
“If we don’t, we will have a lot worse problems in the future.”
A government official in New Delhi, who asked not to be named, told Reuters the government has no plans to shut down drinking water systems.
But experts say that’s unlikely.
The Indian Medical Association, which represents doctors, said last week that drinking water was safe.
But the country has a poor record on disinfection.
“Water should be disinfected after it’s been given to us, and the results are usually positive,” said the association’s health minister, Anurag Gupta.
“I am afraid we will not have a good answer on this.”
Gupta said the government would work with the public and private health workers to find solutions to the water crisis.
He added that the government had put together a team to provide water filters to people who have been affected by the virus and the government was working with private companies to test water for other contaminants.
Gupta told Reuters India’s water authority would continue to provide bottled water, but only if the public had the capacity to drink it.
He also said the water authority is working with the government to find other ways to provide drinking water to its citizens, who lack proper sanitation.
In the last two weeks, officials in Uttar Pradesh, where the virus has spread, have been trying to find new ways to distribute bottled water.
Officials in the state of Haryana have been distributing bottled water to people in remote villages.
But a government official told Reuters that many of the water filters used to distribute drinking water had not been tested and would be destroyed if the virus were to spread.