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Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever

Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever
Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever
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Accordingly as the state of Kerala slowly rebuilds itself after the devastating floods, the state is now faced with the task of battling the outbreak of leptospirosis, or ‘rat fever,’ which is being reported in increasingly high numbers. Reports added 3 more deaths were reported over the weekend, taking the total death toll since August 1 to thirty nine. Recently 42 year old Prameela from Malappuram and 42 year old Saleemsha from Kozhikode succumbed to the disease on Saturday and 34 year old Vijeesh from Kozhikode died on Sunday.



Furthermore currently, 68 suspected cases and 33 confirmed cases of leptospirosis have been reported in the state. Moreover on August 28, the state Health Department issued an alert in 5 districts, Thrissur, Palakkad, Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannur following a sudden spike in suspected cases of leptospirosis in these districts. Moreover Additional Chief Secretary, Rajeev Sadanand, confirmed to TNM that the alerts have been issued in most parts of the state, including Kasargod, which was previously not under any alert.

Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever

He said “Alerts have been issued in most of the districts. We are beginning to suspect that though people were instructed to take preventive measures and given doxycycline tablets for the same, many seem to not have taken the tablets, which is why we are probably seeing such a high influx of cases now. Moreover it seems as though most people did not come forward and take doxycycline as a preventive step”.

Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever

Kerala now faces battling of Rat Fever
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