Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can cause headaches, muscle pains and fever. In severe cases a patient could have bleeding from the lungs or meningitis and kidney failure. This disease can be spread by wild and domestic animals, the most common of which are rodents. A person would contract leptospirosis if they come into contact with water or soil contaminated with animal urine.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would examine the above symptoms and run a few blood tests to check the infestation of this bacteria.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS TREATED?
Antibiotics such as penicillin G and amoxicillin are prescribed to patients with leptospirosis.
DID YOU KNOW?
Usually, the patient would also turn yellowish in colour and have some kind of bleeding due to kidney failure in later stages, which is then known as Weil's disease.