Leptospirosis causes fourth death in Mumbai

A 42-year-old man was diagnosed with Leptospirosis on July 10 and succumbed to the disease on July 15, 2018

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One of the dreadful diseases which is marking its presence in Mumbai is leptospirosis. During monsoons, this disease becomes deadly. when a person with an open cut comes in contact with excreta of a rat or other animal, the person has high chances of contracting leptospirosis.

A month ago, the same disease claimed three lives and recently, on July 15, 2018, a 42-year-old man lost his life.

Leptospirosis has now claimed four lives in total. Sion resident Devendra Tayade (42) was diagnosed with Leptospirosis on July 10. While he was being treated at Somaiya Hospital, he died during the treatment after five days.

Day by day, Leptospirosis threat is increasing in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s health department are trying their best to combat the same.

The civic body has urged people not to venture in flooded water for too long. If they happen to walk in flooded water, then they should take medicines for the same, said BMC officials. These medicines are available at civic-run hospitals at affordable cost.

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 15-year-old Ramesh Kale was admitted to Sion Hospital when he showed symptoms of leptospirosis for more than a week before he was brought to the hospital on Sunday. After getting admitted to the hospital, his health starting deteriorating. Within 24 hours, he succumbed to the infection.

On June 27, 2018, leptospirosis had claimed another life of a 28-year-old man. Imtiyaz Ali was admitted to Sion Hospital on January 23, 2018. His medical report confirmed that he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. During the treatment, his health deteriorated and was moved to the ICU. However, he died on June 27, 2018. 

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