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BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 18 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:420

Mumbai floods lead to disease outbreaks: More than 200 people died of suspected leptospirosis and other infections in Mumbai and its suburbs last week, after the severe flooding at the end of July. City officials said that hospitals have also admitted 4000 patients with symptoms of leptospirosis, gastrointestinal infections, malaria, and dengue fever. …

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