What is Leptospirosis?

Still in relation to the Leptospirosis outbreak  in the city, below is my research regarding this virus :

Leptospirosis is a rare and severe bacterial infection that occurs when people are exposed to certain environments. It is  caused by exposure to several types of the Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine. It occurs in warmer climates.

It is not spread from person to person, except in vary rare cases when it is transmitted through breast milk or from a mother to her unborn child.

Risk factors include:

Occupational exposure — farmers, ranchers, slaughterhouse workers, trappers, veterinarians, loggers, sewer workers, rice field workers, and military personnel

Recreational activities — fresh water swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and trail biking in warm areas

Household exposure — pet dogs, domesticated livestock, rainwater catchment systems, and infected rodents

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