Leptospirosis: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Avoid swimming or wading in water that might be contaminated.
  • Avoid areas of stagnant water.
  • Use waterproof gloves and boots, goggles and a mask if you are working at farming or any animal related places.
  • If you are travelling wear protective clothing, drink only bottled water.
  • There is no vaccine that protects humans from leptospirosis, but it is possible to vaccinate cattle, dogs and other per animals.
  • Use antibiotics
  • Early diagnosis and treatment.

Watch Out

  • Fits
  • Nose bleeds

When to See Doctor

Consult your doctor if you have
  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Jaundice (yellow skin and eyes)
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nose bleeds
  • Fits
  • Irregular heart beat

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