What is Leptospirosis: signs, symptoms, and preventions

 

According to Wikipedia: Leptospirosis is an infection caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Leptospira. Signs and symptoms can range from none to mild such as headaches, muscle pains, and fevers; to severe with bleeding from the lungs or meningitis.

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In humans, Leptospirosis can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:

High fever

Headache

Chills

Muscle aches

Vomiting

Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)

Red eyes

Abdominal pain

Diarrhea

Rash

Many of these symptoms can be mistaken for other diseases. In addition, some infected persons may have no symptoms at all.

 

Here is a handy summary from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/index.html

What You Need to Know about Leptospirosis

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How to prevent Leptospirosis?

Atom Araullo and Dr. Ted Esguerra explains the symptoms an individual may acquire if he has leptospirosis. They also share some tips on how to prevent the said illness if you cannot avoid to submerge …

 

When in doubt, it is best to consult a doctor.. better to be safe than sorry..

 

 

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