Published Date: 2004-09-02 23:50:00
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis - India (South Gujarat)
Archive Number: 20040902.2441
LEPTOSPIROSIS - INDIA (SOUTH GUJARAT)
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Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004
From: ProMED-mail <email@example.com>
Source: Sun Network [edited]
The death toll due to suspected leptospirosis in south Gujarat has
increased to 58 today with 3 more deaths recorded from Surat and
most-affected Navsari district.
3 deaths, 2 from Surat and 1 from Navsari have been recorded while 20
deaths out of total 58 have been confirmed due to the dreaded disease,
official sources said here.
Out of 402 cases of suspected leptospirosis, 179 cases were reported from
Surat district alone followed by Navsari (177) and Valsad (45). As many as
24 people have died in Surat district while 28 and 6 deaths were reported
from Navsari and Valsad district.
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004
From: Niyaz Ahmed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
There has been a considerable health problem in south Gujarat in India due
to fatal leptospirosis since this monsoon season (rains begin in July every
year). Cases are being reported from Surat, Nosari and Valsad districts.
The Gandhinagar office of WHO informs us that severe illness with hepatic
and renal involvements leading to death are the major sequelae.
Dr Niyaz Ahmed
Indian Leptospirosis Society
[As can be seen from the postings below, leptospirosis has been a
significant problem in this area of India for some time. A water-borne
disease in most circumstances, cases of this spirochetal infection
invariably increase with the onset of the monsoon season.
The method of diagnosis in the reported cases is not stated. - Mod.LL]