Mumbai: Mumbai is in the throes of a leptospirosis scare after 12 people have succumbed to the disease in the past week.
According to reports, doctors have said that the disease is easily curable with antibiotics, but most victims came so late for treatment that they died soon after hospitalisation.
The casualties were mostly among people from the western suburbs of the city, under the age of 30.
Meanwhile, city health officials have reportedly said that they will sensitise around 10,000 private clinics across the city with respect to the disease.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that spreads through flooded or stagnant water contaminated with urine of infected rats. According to reports, the disease resulted in the death of 66 people in Mumbai.