Leptospirosis: Two deaths this month

Leptospirosis claimed two more lives in the past 10 days,bringing the toll to three since the onset of monsoon this year.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: August 20, 2013 1:44 am

Leptospirosis claimed two more lives in the past 10 days,bringing the toll to three since the onset of monsoon this year.

While a 22-year-old man from Kumbharwada in Dharavi passed away on August 9,an 18-year-old boy from Sakinaka died on August 12. Both were admitted in city’s Sion hospital after they complained of some of the common symptoms of dengue like cough,chills and fever. According to civic health department,a total of 26 leptospirosis cases have been registered since the monsoon began this year.

On July 23,a 25-year-old man had succumbed to leptospirosis in Sion hospital. Meanwhile,BMC held health camps in eight areas on Sunday. “On Sunday,check-ups on 3,630 people were done,” said deputy executive health officer Dr Mangala Gomare.

At these health camps,people are tested for dengue,typhoid,fever,malaria,cholera,gastroenteritis,leptospirosis,diarrhea and even suspected tuberculosis cases.

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