Leptospirosis and your pet

Some of you may have heard the recent media attention surrounding a Leptospirosis outbreak in the inner west of Sydney, which has led to the death of six dogs. Leptospirosis is a disease caused by the bacteria Leptospira sp. There are many different serovars (strains). It is of significant public health importance as humans can be infected, with the potential to cause severe illness including flu-like symptoms, kidney failure, liver failure, meningitis and in severe cases, death. Leptospirosis is relatively rare in people in Australia. It is more common in warm and moist regions such as North-eastern NSW and Queensland. It is also a rare disease in dogs. Several animal species carry the dise

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