Encephalitis Under Control, Now Fatal Fever Due to Leptospirosis


Encephalitis has been brought under control in eastern Uttar Pradesh with the inter-departmental coordinated efforts of the state government. But, for a few years, the effect of a new type of deadly fever is being seen.

Research conducted by Mahayogi Gorakhnath University and its affiliated hospitals in collaboration with Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC) has concluded that this deadly fever is actually a disease called leptospirosis whose main carrier is rats.

Since the research on the disease has started even before it became catastrophic, experts are confident that it will also be eradicated with timely attention.

On Friday, through a conference between experts of various institutions, there was a detailed brainstorming on the research results regarding the research / case study done by Mahayogi Gorakhnath University on the new form of fever.

Giving a presentation of the case study, Major General Dr. Atul Bajpai, Vice Chancellor of Mahayogi Gorakhnath University said that this year an attempt was made to find out the cause of fever with the help of RMRC at Guru Gorakhnath Hospital affiliated to the university.

Investigations were started on five types of diseases, Scrub typhus, Leptospirosis, Dengue, Chikungunya and Enterovirus on hospitalized patients.

From June 20 to August 6, a total of 88 blood samples were tested and thoroughly analyzed. Of these, 50 percent i.e. 44 samples were found to be leptospirosis positive. Whereas scrub typhus was detected in 1 sample, Dengue IgM in 9, Chikungunya in 3 and Enterovirus positive in 3.

Major General Dr Vajpayee said that the analysis found that leptospirosis disease is occurring in people between the age group of 20 to 60 years. This is causing a high temperature fever without chills.

The patient has pain all over the body. On the fourth-fifth day, some patients start getting mild jaundice and some pneumonia symptoms.

It is also worth noting that the antibiotics of Monocef, Meropenem and third-fourth generation do not have the same effect as seen in cases of common pneumonia.

Dr Vajpayee told that leptospirosis mostly lives in the body of rats and it comes into the environment through their urine. If it reaches the human body through the skin, it can make him sick.

Antibiotics such as tetracycline, chloromycetin, doxycycline, etc. are effective in the treatment of leptospirosis, but at present they are being used relatively less by doctors. Along with understanding the usefulness of drugs, it will be very important to control rats to control this disease.

Major General Dr. Vajpayee said that at present this research is being done only in Guru Gorakhnath Hospital. If this kind of research is done in four-five other institutes of eastern Uttar Pradesh, then the analysis of the disease can be done at a closer level.

This hospital and Mahayogi Gorakhnath University are ready to cooperate in research. He also told that efforts are also being made to find out whether the germs of leptospirosis are excreted in the urine of men.

In the conference organized on the presentation (case study and analysis) of Mahayogi Gorakhnath University Vice Chancellor Major General Dr. Atul Bajpai, Dr. Surekha Kishor, Executive Director of AIIMS Gorakhpur, Dr. Tejashwi, Vice Chancellor of KGMU Lucknow, General Vipin Puri, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, Dr. Himanshu, Gorakhpur. K CMO Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Dr. Rajkishore from BRD Medical College, Dr. Rajeev Singh from RMRC, Dr. SP Behera, Co-Director of Guru Gorakhnath Gorakhnath Chikitsalaya, Dr. Kameshwar Singh, Dr. Rajiv Srivastava, Dr. Ashish Goyal, Dr. Awadhesh Agarwal, Dr. Shailesh Singh, Dr. Aditya Vikram Singh, Prof.

Ganesh Patil of Guru Shri Gorakshnath Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. DS Ajitha, Principal of Guru Gorakshnath College of Nursing, along with 75 selected students of BAMS and B.Sc final year attended.

Experts from AIIMS, KGMU, RMRC, BRD Medical College, etc. agree that the analysis on leptospirosis is primarily correct. This disease is already present in Maharashtra and Gujarat. In such a situation, a relative study of the data will also be done.

Coordinating the conference, Dr Pradeep Kumar Rao, Registrar, Mahayogi Gorakhnath University, said that the disease of leptospirosis will not be as dangerous as encephalitis if research starts on time.

One of the major reasons for the frightening of encephalitis was the lack of timely research. Dr Rao said that under the guidance of its Chancellor, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Mahayogi Gorakhnath University has signed MoUs with important institutions like AIIMS, KGMU, RMRC, BRD Medical College for research and diagnosis on diseases of Eastern Uttar Pradesh and work accordingly. have also started.

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