At least 26 dead as flood-ravaged Kerala faces rat fever outbreak

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At least 26 dead as flood-ravaged Kerala faces rat fever outbreak

Sep 02, 2018 17:42 IST

A health alert has been sounded in 13 districts of flood-ravaged Kerala following an outbreak of rat fever or leptospirosis, which has already claimed 26 lives in past 3 days, including 5 on Sunday. The disease is caused by human contact with water laced rodent urine and has caused the most casualties in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.

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