leptospirosis

noun
lep·to·spi·ro·sis | \ ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-səs \
plural leptospiroses\ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-ˌsēz \

Definition of leptospirosis 

: any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals that are caused by infection with leptospires

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And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Scientific American, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back to Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Washington Post, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back To Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Scientific American, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back to Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Washington Post, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back To Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Scientific American, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back to Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Washington Post, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back To Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Scientific American, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back to Normal," 14 June 2018 And dozens of residents soon after the storm fell ill with leptospirosis, a serious bacterial infection that can occur from consuming or wading in contaminated water, according to health officials. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Washington Post, "Puerto Rico’s Water System Stutters Back To Normal," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of leptospirosis

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for leptospirosis

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leptospirosis

noun
lep·to·spi·ro·sis | \ ˌlep-tə-spī-ˈrō-səs \
plural leptospiroses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of leptospirosis 

: any of several diseases of humans and domestic animals (as cattle and dogs) that are caused by infection with spirochetes of the genus Leptospira

called also lepto

— see stuttgart disease, weil's disease

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