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Udupi: 18 yr old Deekshith succumbs to rare disease Neuro Melloldosis

Udupi: 18 yr old Deekshith succumbs to rare disease Neuro Melloldosis

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Udupi, August 5, 2018:  Eighteen year old Deekshith  from Govind Nagar,  Pitrody near Katapady  who succumbed to fever  nearly 15 days back, is learnt to have contracted a rare disease called   Neuro Melloldosis. It has been gathered that he was suffering from high fever following the recent  heavy rains and floods. Though he was hospitalised, the bacteria had affected his brain  and he had succumbed at the KMC Hospital at Manipal on July 21.


He was the only son of Jaya N Kunder and Prathima couple.  Deekshith who had scored   95 percent marks in PUC  had also secured a seat at Manipal Institute of Technology. Just when his poor family  had big dreams for their son, fate had something different  in store for them.

 Melloldosis  is a rare disease contracted through a bacteria  which is found in wet soil. Initially there would be symptoms   of pneumonia.

Doctors from KMC, officials from the Health Department and Dr Akhilesh from National Centre for Disease Control have collected mud and water samples from the vicinity of the residence of Deekshith.

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