Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lepto cases in Sando hospital*

affected by flooding: Fifty-year-old Premnath Badal, of Gopie Trace died on Saturday after contracting leptospirosis, a disease caused by rats.

FOURTEEN suspected cases of leptospirosis were recorded at San Fernando General Hospital this month. Two patients died but only one case was confirmed as the rat-borne illness, said South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) chief executive officer Gail Miller-Meade.
The confirmed case was police officer Premnath Badal, 50, of Gopie Trace, Penal, who died last Saturday after having contracted leptospirosis.

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