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[PAGSAMA] Leptospirosis

MUST KNOW FACTS ON LEPTOSPIROSIS caused by Leptospira bacteria found in both wild and domestic animals HOW IS IT TRANSMITTED? O direct contact with urine of infected animals or urine- contaminated water, damp soil, vegetation or mud O swallowing of contaminated water or food SIGNS and SYMPTOMS high fever severe headache chills redness in the eyes jaundice abdominal pain diarrhea vomiting rashes muscle pain hemorrhages (in skin and mucous membranes) TREATMENT v antibiotics duly prescribed by a physician early consultation with a physician HOW TO PREVENT IT? avoid swimming or wading in flood water such as boots and gloves wear protective clothes control feral resevoirs and antibiotic prophylaxis as rats in the households prescribed by a physician Sources: WHO recommended standards and strategien for surveillance, prevention and controt of communicable disemes Department of Health. 2010 The Surge of Leptospirasis A RAINY SEASON REMINDER FROM:

[PAGSAMA] Leptospirosis

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