• In the summer and rainy seasons of 2015, leptospirosis, a dangerous, neglected tropical disease, struck in multiple cities of India.
  • In Mumbai, the toll was high — at least 18 people reportedly succumbed to the zoonotic disease, also known colloquially as “rat fever” for its association with the urine of rodents among several host species.
  • Typically, Leptospira interrogans spreads under conditions of stagnant water, flood water, humidity, and proximity between man and beast.

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