During rainy season, Leptospirosis
, which is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira, is rampant especially in areas affected by flood.
is mainly spread by contact with water or soil contaminated by the urine of infected animals.
Meanwhile, the health department also recorded 1,070 cases and 120 death from leptospirosis
"NKTI badly needs blood donors for Leptospirosis
patients," Danguilan said.
is caused by the Leptospira bacteria which can be found in dirty floodwaters or mud contaminated with animal's urine, mostly from rats and even pigs.
An acute onset of symptoms, toxemia, myalgia, polymorphic exanthema with hemorrhagic component, and dysfunctions in the liver, kidneys, and central nervous system (CNS) supported a clinical diagnosis of leptospirosis
with icteric and severe forms.
is not reported nationally in Canada or the United States.
will be there and we cannot solve this in just a short period of time,' Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (Ecmo) Medical Team Head Dr.
Kochi (Kerala) [India], Sept 4 ( ANI ): Twelve people have died of leptospirosis
disease in Kerala between August 1 and September 3, while 372 confirmed leptospirosis
cases have been reported from the flood-hit state since August 1.
In Mexico the registration of leptospirosis
starts until the year 2000 on the system of weekly reporting of new cases of disease subject to surveillance epidemiological.
cases in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) increased by 40% for the first six months of this year after 28 more cases were reported compared to 20 during the same period last year, the Department of Health-CAR said.
is a zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution and is endemic in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andamans (Faine, 1998) and (Dutta et al., 2005).
Public living in flood-affected areas should be vigilant of Leptospirosis
that could possibly spread after floods receded, Health Education and Promotion Director, Epidemiologist Paba Palihawadana said.
"Oh, the breeder says he must not, under any circumstances, be given Leptospirosis
vaccine because it kills dogs."