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Leptospirosis

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • 4 - 19 days

Transmission Type(s):

Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases. Some infected persons, however, may have no symptoms at all.

Without treatment, Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death.

Read More

Read more about Leptospirosis at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website