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The pathogenic bacterial spirochetes of the Leptospiragenus are responsible for the infectious disease called leptospirosis. Both humans and animals can be infected and it is one of the most common infectious diseases of animals that can be transmitted naturally to humans. About 9 in every 10 people affected will experience mild flu-like symptoms. These include myalgia (muscle pain), chills, and headaches in the early stages. More severe presentations of the disease include internal hemorrhaging and multiple organ failure, which is life-threatening and is referred to as Weil’s disease.
Researchers identify pathogenic Leptospira strains in Uruguay cattle

Researchers identify pathogenic Leptospira strains in Uruguay cattle

Young children are more vulnerable to climate-related health risks, shows study

Young children are more vulnerable to climate-related health risks, shows study

Livestock may play important role in epidemiology of leptospirosis in sub-Saharan Africa

Livestock may play important role in epidemiology of leptospirosis in sub-Saharan Africa

Study finds cattle as possible source of human leptospirosis in Africa

Study finds cattle as possible source of human leptospirosis in Africa

Mystery 'disease X' warnings from WHO

Mystery 'disease X' warnings from WHO

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

Preventing zoonotic diseases from pets to people: an interview with Dr Monique Éloit, OIE Director General

UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosis

UC San Diego-led research team awarded $1.89 million to carry out research on leptospirosis

Professor offers water-safety tips to prevent young children from getting sick

Professor offers water-safety tips to prevent young children from getting sick

Study reveals that Hudson River polluted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Study reveals that Hudson River polluted with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Tips to keep dog park visits safe, healthy for dogs and dog owners

Tips to keep dog park visits safe, healthy for dogs and dog owners

Leptospirosis: The newest public health threat in Africa

Leptospirosis: The newest public health threat in Africa

Virginia Tech researchers identify leptospirosis as a major health threat in Botswana

Virginia Tech researchers identify leptospirosis as a major health threat in Botswana

Peter Piot to be recognized with Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research

Peter Piot to be recognized with Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research

Links between rodents' environment, climate and leptospirosis infection

Links between rodents' environment, climate and leptospirosis infection

Honduras becomes first LAC country to launch national plan to combat NTDs

Honduras becomes first LAC country to launch national plan to combat NTDs

Imaxio closes EUR 2.9 million funding round

Imaxio closes EUR 2.9 million funding round

Government, humanitarian agencies respond to flooding in Philippines, warn of disease threat

Government, humanitarian agencies respond to flooding in Philippines, warn of disease threat

Philippines health officials warn of disease risk following Typhoon Nesat

Philippines health officials warn of disease risk following Typhoon Nesat

New research aims to control transmission of infectious diseases

New research aims to control transmission of infectious diseases

Flood-borne diseases make their appearance

Flood-borne diseases make their appearance