41 cases of Leptospirosis in Barranquilla, through September 3, 2011

Posted on October 22, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Health

41 cases of leptospirosis had Barranquilla from 1 January to September 3 this year, while in the same period in 2010 registered 122, National Institute of Health (NIH).
Fanny Castro, 79, resident of the neighborhood Chiquinquirá, was the second fatality that left last year’s leptospirosis in the capital of the Atlantic. This infection is caused by bacteria that rodents have in their urine, but not treated in time is fatal. Inappropriate accumulation of filth and waste, in homes and offices, are the causes of their proliferation. Read Article

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