A bacterial infection caused by a bacteria named 'Leptospira' is known as leptospirosis. Direct contact with an infected person, whether it's sexual intercourse between partners or during breast feeding, can result in this condition. Dry cough, fever, headache, muscle pain, nausea and unsteadiness in the body are the symptoms of this condition. If proper medical attention is not provided, complications like kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure and respiratory distress arise, which may even lead to the death of the affected person.
HOW IS LEPTOSPIROSIS DIAGNOSED?
In India, there are less than 5000 cases of Leptospirosis reported each year.