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"Leptospirosis"




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    and mild illness. The disease in question, leptospirosis, can be serious in both dogs and humans, but most cases are mild. It is spread via the urine of infected wild and domestic animals, typically miceRead more
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    are excreted through animals' urine, and exposure can cause leptospirosis, an infection with symptoms that include dry cough, fever, headache, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.Cats may carry a parasite calledRead more
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    extermination by professionals. "Rats carry around 35 diseases such as leptospirosis and rat bite fever and urinate as they travel," he said. "Due to their tolerance of shop-bought poisons the only real wayRead more

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Leptospirosis

Disease

Leptospirosis (also known as Weil's disease, canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever or seven day fever) is a bacterial disease. It is caused by spirochaetes of the genus Leptospira. This bacterium affects humans and many animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. It was first described by Adolf Weil in 1886. At the time he reported an "acute infectious disease with...More