Experts team survey Leptospirosis cases in Andaman

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Port Blair, Aug 27 (UNI) Following reports of resurfacing deadly Leptospirosis in Andaman and Nicobar, a doctor's team conducted epidemological investigation in South, North and Middle Andaman districts from August 22 to 26.

The objective was to assess Leptospirosis in the districts in terms of treatment, diagnosis and prophylaxis, Dr N Sadasivan, Director of Andaman's Health Department said here today.

The team consisted of Dr UVS Rana, Joint Director, NICD, Delhi, Dr T R Khurana, Senior Physician, Dr Bisworanjan Dash, Epidemologist.

The team visited various primary and community Health Centres and District Hospitals in South, North and Middle Andaman.

It undertook study of eco-environmental factors of Leptospirosis.

It also held meeting and discussion with the health authorities, clinicians, laboratory personnels, Agriculture and veterinary scientists, Mr Sadasivan added.


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