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Karnataka villagers drain lake after HIV+ woman drowns in it

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  1. Zangetsu

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    The residents of Morab, around 30km from Hubballi, have refused to drink water from their village lake after an HIV-positive woman committed suicide by jumping into it a week ago. Unable to convince them, the authorities are now draining the water from the 36-acre lake β€” roughly the size of 25 football fields

    Dr Glory Alexander, founder-director of Asha Foundation, which treats HIV+ patients, said it was a case of fear rather than stigma. β€œIt’s sheer ignorance stemming from lack of awareness. When an HIV-positive person dies, the virus also dies. Even if the virus comes out of the body, it cannot survive in water and dies in a couple of seconds. There is no risk of infection spreading from the water,” she said.

    Source: Karnataka villagers drain lake after HIV+ woman drowns in it - Times of India
     
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    Karnataka is starving for water!.
    How are they planning to refill the lake?!!!
     
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    By taking water from a nearby canal(it is mentioned in news).
     
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    I never thought about it before. But isn't a lake just stagnant water? And doesn't stagnant water quickly becomes home to viruses/mosquitoes eggs etc?
    If water in lake is not stagnant, and actually comes from underground water/rain, then shouldn't the lake will be automatically replenish in due time?
     
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    HIV cannot survive in water or dead body.

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    The issue is "due time" nowadays is very large(because of climate changes aka rain deficiency).
     
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    Yes, it is stagnant..but cities get water from Lake only like Mumbai and the BMC filter the water with chlorine to kill the bacteria.
     

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