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Three more leptospirosis deaths were reported in the state on Thursday.
Even as the Health Department says the leptospirosis outbreak is well under control, more deaths were being reported from various parts of the state.
Leptospirosis has claimed one more life in the state. With this, the death toll in the first 10 days of the month has risen to 17.
After two persons died and a few cases of leptospirosis were reported, the Directorate of Public Health intensified the fever surveillance in Tamil Nadu, especially in districts bordering with Kerala.
A 52-year-old Tirupur woman died of rat fever (leptospirosis) on Wednesday, while three more persons were diagnosed with the disease in the district.
The leptospirosis outbreak in the state has claimed more lives, with two confirmed cases reported on Thursday.
The doctors had been working actively on field since the first day of flood.
The importance of taking prophylaxis for leptospirosis has seemingly sunk in with people in the state.
The chances of an epidemic were foreseen and while people were in various camps, the Health Department had actively distributed prophylaxis for leptospirosis.
The leptospirosis scare that began haunting Kerala with the first reported death on August 22 is now spiralling out of control.
The high-level meeting further decided to provide a revised treatment protocol in those areas where leptospirosis cases were high.
Health Minister K K Shylaja on Monday sought to allay fears of leptospirosis spreading its tentacles.
Four more deaths were reported in Kozhikode, the worst affected district in the state, on Sunday, taking the total confirmed deaths to six, and suspected deaths to 17.
With leptospirosis cases and related mortality rates showing a spike in the state, the Health Department has found themselves in a catch-22 situation.
Following reports of leptospirosis (rat fever) cases and related deaths in the flood-hit areas, the Health Department on Saturday came out with a treatment protocol.