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Mumbai monsoons: BMC cautions citizens against leptospirosis

Mumbai monsoons: BMC cautions residents towards leptospirosis | Information

Within the face of the heavy rainfall and consequent waterlogging in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) issued an advisory on leptospirosis, a bacterial illness, says media experiences.
What’s leptospirosis?Leptospirosis is a bacterial an infection that spreads by the urine of contaminated animals. Animals like canine, pigs, cows and rodents, which have shut contact with human beings, may be the provider of the illness.
Why the worry of getting contaminated?Leptospirosis can unfold by the animal’s physique fluids to water after which to human beings. In monsoon, waterlogging is extraordinarily frequent in Indian cities like Mumbai and the possibility of animal urine blended with flooded water infecting human beings rises. Medical doctors say that the danger will increase when individuals have accidents of their toes or physique elements after which wade by soiled water within the rains.
The symptomsAccording to well being specialists, a few of the signs of leptospirosis contains fever with chills, joint pains, cough, rashes, vomiting, diarrhoea, jaundice and sore throat.
The treatmentIf one has the above signs and if they’ve not too long ago walked by waterlogged streets, they need to instantly seek the advice of a health care provider. One ought to fully keep away from self-medication.If the signs should not extreme, the physician can prescribe antibiotics, equivalent to doxycycline or penicillin. Sufferers with extreme leptospirosis should be admitted to hospitals and medical doctors will then recommend the plan of action. Girls who’re anticipating needs to be additional cautious as  leptospirosis can have an effect on the fetus, say medical doctors. 
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