Bhopal, Oct 19 (UNI) A leptospiroris case has surfaced at Pipliya Dhakad village, about 15 km from the Madhya Pradesh capital.
''A patient with leptospiroris-linked symptoms is admitted to a private hospital here and the hospital's doctors claim that a blood test at a Mumbai laboratory confirmed the ailment. About ten other residents of the village are being examined as they are suffering fever and body pain,'' Chief Medical Officer B B Ohri told UNI.
The bacterial infection spreads through mammals and other animals. If the infected animal's urine gets mixed in a water source then that water is harmful to human beings touching it. The situation is under control. Pipliya Dhakad's residents have been told to ensure cleanliness and exercise alertness. Physicians and health workers are monitoring the situation.
The village's Susheela Dhakad has been hospitalised here. She experienced fever about ten days back and was brought here after her condition deteriorated. The disease affects the kidneys and respiratory system.