Rat fever claims 118 in eight months

Rat Fever (Leptospirosis) has claimed 118 lives in the last eight months while 3,960 patients have been reported. This is an alarming increase in patients with rat fever in the country. Only 34 deaths were reported in 2007 due to rat fever and the number of reported cases were 2,195, Deputy Director General, Public Health Services, Dr. P.G. Maheepala said.

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