Recent Examples of leptospirosis from the Web
Most of the island’s residents still do not have electricity and basic needs, and there's been a leptospirosis outbreak due to lack of accessible potable water in certain parts of the island.
At least 74 suspected cases of leptospirosis, a dangerous bacteria, have been reported, including two deaths.
Dozens of cases of leptospirosis, an illness spread by contaminated water, are suspected.
The family -- like many in Puerto Rico -- had never heard of leptospirosis and still has no idea exactly where the elder Sanyet could have gotten it.
The unnamed victim died of the bacterial disease leptospirosis.
Symptoms of leptospirosis may include high fever and headaches, and it is sometimes mistaken for a case of the flu.
Beyond the deaths directly attributed to the storm, officials say four other fatalities might have been caused by leptospirosis — a bacterial infection caused by rodent urine tainting the water from springs.
Islanders also have been urged to avoid drinking or touching surface waters such as lakes or rivers, particularly after a deadly outbreak of suspected leptospirosis, a bacterial disease spread by animals' urine.
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Origin and Etymology of leptospirosis
First Known Use: circa 1926See Words from the same year
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