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The Hindu 11 February 2014
The detection of cases of probable hantavirus infection in patients who had presented with leptospirosis-like symptoms in Thiruvananthapuram is a warning signal that the health system needs to be more aware of the dangers posed by new pathogens.
The increasing number of patients dying of suspected leptospirosis and scrub typhus patients, presenting with symptoms akin to leptospirosis, has been a topic of discussion among the Health Services fraternity.
19-22 November 2013; Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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(National Science Foundation 14 May 2013) Leptospirosis is the world’s most common illness transmitted to humans by animals. It’s a two-phase disease that begins with flu-like symptoms. If untreated, it can cause meningitis, liver damage, pulmonary hemorrhage, renal failure and death.
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