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Monday, September 5, 2011

India : 12 new lepto cases reported

Via Times of India :

" SURAT: Eight deaths in south Gujarat, including one from the city on Friday, has taken the toll to 62 due to leptospirosis in this monsoon season in the region. Four deaths were reported in Surat district, two in Tapi, one in Valsad and one in Surat city.

Meanwhile, 12 new leptospirosis patients were reported on Saturday in the region, taking their number to 308.

Five patients were reported in Tapi, four in Surat, two in Valsad and one from outside the state. Maximum 24 deaths have occurred in Surat district of the 110 affected. In Surat city, the disease has claimed three lives of the total nine infected persons.

At least 55 patients were found infected with leptospirosis in Navsari of whom five had died during treatment. In Valsad, nine of the 40 patients have succumbed to the disease and at least 18 of the total 85 patients in Tapi district."

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