Tests at Pune confirm 72 lepto cases
PTI, August 18, 2005
Pune: One person has died due to suspected Leptospirosis while eight others have been tested positive for the dreaded water-borne disease in the city even as the Leptospirosis Referral Centre here has confirmed 72 cases as positive (for the disease), including 59 in Mumbai region, out of the over 160 samples it received since the heavy rains and floods on July 26.
Suffering from high fever and respiratory problems, Tushar Mahamuni (25) died yesterday in a private hospital, Chief Medical Officer of Pune Municipal Corporation Dr Pramod Dhaygude said adding, it was death due to suspected Leptospirosis.
Though Mahamuni's urine sample had tested positive for lepto, the same test could not be performed on the victim's blood sample, which was never sent to it for testing by the local authorities, officials at the Maharashtra-level Leptospirosis Referral Centre at B J Medical College said.
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