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1 killed by leptospirosis in Surin, Thailand

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SURIN, 6 September 2010 (NNT) – Over 250 residents of the northeastern province of Surin have been infected with leptospirosis. One person has been confirmed dead.

MD Sa-ard Weeracharoen of the Surin Provincial Public Health Office stated that the accumulative number of people infected with leptospirosis in the province currently stood at 252 with one fatality. He said the province ranked fifth in the country in terms of the number of infections. Most of the patients are agricultural workers.

The districts with the highest infection rates are Buachet, Kap Choeng, Chom Phra, Chumphon Buri and Rattanaburi, respectively.


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