Three die of lepto in Surat, toll reaches 10
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Three farm labourers from Surat district have died of leptospirosis while three others have tested positive for the disease that has claimed 10 lives in the district so far this year.
The deceased have been identified as Yogesh Rathod (35), Shanta Gamit (55) and Govind Patel (40). All three were brought to New Civil Hospital where they died Friday evening.
Hospital sources said they had earlier undergone treatment in private clinics in their villages and were brought to the hospital in Surat only a few days ago when their condition had worsened.
Farmers working in waterlogged fields are vulnerable to leptospirosis, which is transmitted to humans usually through urine discharged by animals in fields.
New Civil Hospital Dean Dr M K Wadhel said medicines to prevent the disease have been distributed in rural health centres.
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