Kerala floods: 10 dead from Leptospirosis in a month, several others suffer from bacterial diseases

Prime News, National (Thiruvananthapuram), September 3:- In the wake of the devastating Kerala floods, at least 10 people have died between August 1 to September 2 from Leptospirosis. As many as 302 confirmed and 719 suspected cases of the bacterial disease have also been reported in the state since August 1, most of them in Kozhikode district.

A deluge in flood-hit Kerala finally let up after days of heavy rainfall and severe floods, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families. However, authorities have been fearing an outbreak of disease among more than 200,000 people who crammed into relief camps.

The India Meteorological Department had issued red alerts in several districts following the massive floods. India’s military used boats and helicopters and led rescue efforts to reach people in communities cut off for days by the floods. Many were even trapped on rooftops and the upper floors of their homes and were in desperate need of food and potable water. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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