Puerto Rico in­ves­ti­gates dis­ease out­break

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Four deaths in Hur­ri­cane Maria’s af­ter­math are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated as pos­si­ble cases of a dis­ease spread by an­i­mals’ urine, Puerto Rico’s gov­er­nor said Wed­nes­day amid con­cerns about is­lan­ders’ ex­po­sure to con­tam­i­nated wa­ter. A to­tal of 10 peo­ple have come down with sus­pected cases of lep­tospiro­sis. Some peo­ple have be­come ill af­ter turn­ing to lo­cal streams to re­lieve their thirst.

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