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  • Sri Lanka Leptospirosis 2015

    2014 thread: https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/...ospirosis-2014

    Updated to Jan 30th.
    http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/index.php...d=448&lang=en#

    January: 379 cases

    The Ministry no longer reports fatalities, but for the first 15 weeks of 2012 a cfr of 1.6% was established. This gives rise to an estimated 6 fatalities so far in 2015.

    Comparison to Previous years:
    237 cases to Feb 5th 2014.
    145 cases to Jan 29th 2013.
    200 cases, 2 fatalities to Feb 2nd 2012.

    Twitter: @RonanKelly13
    The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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    Mounting cases set off rat fever alarm in Sri Lanka

    By Kasun Warakapitiya

    With 614 cases of rat fever reported, health officials are warning of a surge in Anuradhapura, Kalutara, Galle, Kurunegala and Moneragala, where paddy farmers are at risk of contracting the bacterial disease.

    Cases are also being reported from the Ratnapura gem mines.

    The highest outbreak, 71 cases, is in Anuradhapura, Health Ministry Consultant Epidemiologist Dr. Jagath Amarasekara said. There were 24 cases there last year.

    Rat fever, or leptospirosis, can be fatal and is often found in water sources contaminated by rodent urine.

    In the countryside, more than 70 per cent of cases are reported from areas of paddy cultivation.

    ...

    http://www.sundaytimes.lk/150301/new...ka-138293.html
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    • #3
      Updated to Feb 27th.
      http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/index.php...d=448&lang=en#

      January: 469 cases
      February: 156

      Total: 625

      The Ministry no longer reports fatalities, but for the first 15 weeks of 2012 a cfr of 1.6% was established. This gives rise to an estimated 10 fatalities so far in 2015.

      Comparison to Previous years:
      379 cases to Feb 24th 2014.
      427 cases to Feb 28th 2013.
      402 cases, 5 fatalities to Feb 29th 2012.
      Twitter: @RonanKelly13
      The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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      • #4
        Updated to Mar 6th.
        http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/index.php...d=448&lang=en#

        January: 470 cases
        February: 226

        Total: 696

        The Ministry no longer reports fatalities, but for the first 15 weeks of 2012 a cfr of 1.6% was established. This gives rise to an estimated 11 fatalities so far in 2015.

        Comparison to Previous years:
        449 cases to Mar 6th 2014.
        541 cases to Mar 7th 2013.
        512 cases, 7 fatalities to Mar 16th 2012.
        1,220 cases, 11 fatal to Mar 12th 2011.
        Twitter: @RonanKelly13
        The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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        • #5
          Fevers in a rat-race; Rat Fever scurries through Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara (Watch Report)

          Mar 18, 2015 Lahiru Fernando Local, News Ticker 0

          The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health says that 800 persons with Rat Fever were identified during the last few months.

          Director of the Unit Dr. Paba Palihawadana says that Colombo, Gamapha and Kalutara districts of the Western Province have been identified as districts where Rat Fever is spreading.

          Dr. Palihawadana further explained the spreading process of the contagious disease. He stated that the fever spreads with a bacteria emanated from the urine of rats.
          ...

          http://newsfirst.lk/english/2015/03/...kalutara/84088
          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • #6
            Updated to Mar 20th.
            http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/index.php...d=448&lang=en#

            January: 470 cases
            February: 252
            March: 176

            Total: 898

            The Ministry no longer reports fatalities, but for the first 15 weeks of 2012 a cfr of 1.6% was established. This gives rise to an estimated 14 fatalities so far in 2015.

            Comparison to Previous years:
            563 cases to Mar 21st 2014.
            858 cases to Mar 21st 2013.
            512 cases, 7 fatalities to Mar 16th 2012.
            1,220 cases, 11 fatal to Mar 12th 2011.
            Twitter: @RonanKelly13
            The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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            • #7
              Updated to April 10th.
              http://www.epid.gov.lk/web/index.php...d=448&lang=en#

              January: 470 cases
              February: 254
              March: 357
              April: 54

              Total: 1,135

              The Ministry no longer reports fatalities, but for the first 15 weeks of 2012 a cfr of 1.6% was established. This gives rise to an estimated 18 fatalities so far in 2015.

              Comparison to Previous years:
              690 cases to Apr 7th 2014.
              1,253 cases to Apr 10th 2013.
              694 cases, 12 fatalities to Apr 6th 2012.
              2,294 cases, 24 fatal to Apr 1st 2011.
              Twitter: @RonanKelly13
              The views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization.

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