Leptospirosis in El Eulma, Algeria

Oct 19, 2010 | healthmap | Outbreak News

 

Another leptospirosis outbreak has been reported in city of El Eulma, Algeria. To date, 4 deaths and 75 cases have been confirmed with up to 100 total cases suspected. Investigators report that rat urine was found in mixed with the groundwater in wells, including that of a mosque in the region. The epidemic has increased concern, reaching the front page of the official website of El Eulma in the form of the political cartoon at the top of our blog. The heading above repeats the finding that rat urine has been discovered in well water. The man says “well water” while the rat, which is leaving a door marked “WC,” says “house water.”

 

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