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Leptospirosis Increasing Due to Rise in Flooding

Leptospirosis Increasing Due to Rise in Flooding

The risk of leptospirosis is increasing due to flooding and higher than normal spring rains. Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can cause serious illness in dogs, other animals and people. Caused by bacteria found in water and wet soil, it causes flu-like symptoms which can progress into a severe illness that can be life threatening. Dogs can become infected…

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Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs

What is Leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found world wide in soil and water. Leptospirosis is zoonotic. This means it can be transmitted from animals to people or, more specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals but that can infect humans. It is an infection of bacterial spirochetes. These…

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