PRO/SOAS> Leptospirosis – India: (Kerala) fatal


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Date: Wed 14 Jun 2023
Source: Onmanorama [abridged, edited]

One case of rat fever [leptospirosis] was reported from Desamangalam
and Neriamangalam of Ernakulam on Tuesday [13 Jun 2023]. So far, 475
cases of rat fever have reported in the state with 25 deaths. Over 10
000 people visited hospitals on Tuesday [13 Jun 2023] with fever and
212 of them were admitted, health department officials said.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that people working in fields
are prone to rat fever. Hence, they should wear gloves and boots, and
also take the ‘Doxycycline’ tablet once a week, as per the advice of
health workers. She also said that fever clinics are open in all
government hospitals.

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