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Leptospirosis is a rare disease which causes enlargement of the spleen and kidney and jaundice. It is caused by a bacteria called a spirochete, and usually spreads from animals to humans through soil or water contaminated with the infected animal’s waste.

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Ever since Pandora opened her mythical box, mankind has been exposed to thethreats of numerous pathogens, Leptospirosis is one such disease caused by the bacteria Leptospira interrogans. The first of its kind in India was reported in the 1920s from Andaman and Nicobar Islands. After...Read More

Posted on : Saturday, January 3, 2009 12:00 AM
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Whenever patients are coming with fever it is better that the doctor ask them to go for three tests namely MALARIA,WIDAL and LEPTOSPIROSIS.By doing this we can prevent the spreding of disease
Replied on Saturday, January 3, 2009 12:00 AM
Need proper diagnostic set ups and patients must check up promptly and early for leptospirosis; or else leads to multi organ disorder to multiple organ failure
Dr. Prabhu Nagarajan, India Date: 04.02.2009
Replied on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 12:00 AM

We here in Thailand are being told there is no reason to panice about any water borne deseases in the current floods.

We have thousands of tons of uncollected rubbish floating in the water animal and human waste.

What can we do to minimise the risk of contacting leptospirosis cholera malaria etc.

Is there som medicine we can take to lesson the risks.

many thanks

Replied on Monday, November 7, 2011 11:26 PM

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