Dengue and leptospirosis causes two deaths in 15 days

A 46-year-old woman from Malad succumbed to dengue while a 37-year-old man from Andheri (West) died of leptospirosis


According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) data, between September 1 and September 15, two people succumbed to dengue and leptospirosis in Mumbai.

On September 1, a 46-year-old woman from Malad who had arrived from Uttar Pradesh succumbed to dengue. According to BMC records, she had a history of fever and body ache. She was initially admitted to a private hospital but took discharge against medical advice. She then took admission in a public hospital, where she died in two hours.

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For dengue-related symptoms, the BMC reported 2,322 dengue cases during the same period and screened 3,295 people across the city.

On September 6, a 37-year-old man from Andheri (West) died of leptospirosis. One of the BMC officials said that he had a fever, body chills, and body ache three days prior to this death and was a chronic alcoholic. He added that the patient had a history of walking through the flooded water as well.

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is caused by wading through floods contaminated with the urine of infected animals.

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