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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.
Philippines calls for help to address disease outbreak in storms' aftermath

Philippines calls for help to address disease outbreak in storms' aftermath

Philippines at risk for rapid spread of disease after typhoons

Philippines at risk for rapid spread of disease after typhoons

Woman dies after being scratched by a wild rat

Woman dies after being scratched by a wild rat

Bacterial slime helps cause Leptospirosis

Bacterial slime helps cause Leptospirosis

Impact of environment and social gradient on Leptospira infection in urban slums

Impact of environment and social gradient on Leptospira infection in urban slums

Leptospira licerasiae, a new species of infectious disease found in Amazon

Leptospira licerasiae, a new species of infectious disease found in Amazon

Cause of leptospirosis outbreak in Thailand discovered

Cause of leptospirosis outbreak in Thailand discovered

Deadly health crisis imminent in New Orleans

Deadly health crisis imminent in New Orleans

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

India's encephalitis death toll reaches 110 and most are children

India's encephalitis death toll reaches 110 and most are children

Guyana Health Minister outlines progress at World Health Assembly

Guyana Health Minister outlines progress at World Health Assembly

Health risks increase in Guyana with leptospirosis

Health risks increase in Guyana with leptospirosis

Two new cases of leptospirosis confirmed in Hong Kong

Two new cases of leptospirosis confirmed in Hong Kong

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru

U.S. team to battle malaria in Peru