Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis description

Leptospirosis is a foodborne illness that affects humans and animals. It is cause by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. It has a wide range of symptoms. Some people will have no symptoms.

All about Leptospirosis

All about Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis has many different nicknames. You would also hear it be called field fever, rat catcher's yellows and pretrial fever. It is a type of bacteria spread by animals. Symptoms can range from non to mild. You could have headaches, muscle pain, and fevers. It can also be severe with the symptoms being bleeding from the lungs or meningitis. The disease is most common in the tropical areas of the world. About ten million people are infected with Leptospirosis a year. It is not clear how may people die from the each year. Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria called leptospira. That is found in certain animals and can spread to humans. Mice and Rats are the ones most commonly associated with this disease. Also far animals can also carry the disease.