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What is Leptospirosis?

Health department officials said that in August, only 34 suspected leptospirosis cases and 229 confirmed ones were reported in the state. However, in the first two days of September, as many as 160 suspected cases and 73 confirmed cases were reported.

Leptospirosis deaths: BMC reaches out to school kids to raise awareness

Data from the BMC health department shows that in July alone, of 97 leptospirosis cases, 43 patients fell in the age bracket of 15 to 29 years.


Mumbai: 17-year-old dies of leptospirosis, fourth victim this monsoon

Across Mumbai, 24 leptospirosis cases have been recorded so far this year.

Leptospirosis: Animals screened to find carrier

The bacterial infection has so far affected 121 and killed 18 people in Mumbai since its outbreak in July this year.

Leptospirosis in Mumbai: Three new cases, count escalates to 57

So far, H1N1 has caused 62 deaths since January this year with maximum cases reported during February and March.

Leptospirosis Cases : 11 out of 16 deaths caused due to delay in treatment

The city has reported 54 cases in 11 days of July.


Leptospirosis Case: Two more deaths, toll reaches 14

Civic officials anticipate the cases will continue to rise for the next few days.

Leptospirosis cases: BMC looks for more rat traps, rat killers to check spread

The external agency will now be employed to ‘kill at sight’ a certain number of rats that will be handed over to the BMC.

Two in Mumbai die due to leptospirosis

One was a 30-year-old resident from Dahisar while the second victim was a 16-year-old boy from Kandivali. The city has recorded at least 15 suspected leptospirosis cases since July 1.

Infection hits two tigers at Tiger Safari

Out of the three dead tigresses, two died because of old age and one had traces of lepto infection.

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Kerala floods: A quick guide of DOs and DON’Ts for the people of Kerala after returning home

For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.