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Mum records five cases of leptospirosis in June

DNMUM439014 | 7/10/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :384 | Health



While the city did not record much of its rain in the first three weeks of June, the civic body, in the corresponding month, had recorded around five cases of leptospirosis (a bacterial disease caused mainly due to wounds being exposed to animal urine in contaminated water).
Doctors fear that after the recent heavy rainfall in the city and waterlogging woes, there is a likelihood of an increase in the number of leptospirosis cases in the month of July. According to the doctors, the citizens must take preventive measures and avoid walking in contaminated water in monsoon.
In most of the leptospirosis cases, the patients who had wound on their leg walked in the contaminated water. Giving out an advisory to the citizens, Dr Padmaja
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