Leptospirosis is a spirochete that causes disease in both humans and animals. It is usually spread by contact with water contaminated by the urine of infected animals or by contact with urine droplets from infected animals.

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CDC Travelers' Health Information on Leptospirosis
Includes risk for travelers, cause, prevention, and treatment.
eMedicine - Leptospirosis
Article by Judith Green-McKenzie, MD, MPH.
eMedicine - Leptospirosis
Article by Matthew R Jezior, MD.
eMedicine - Leptospirosis
Article by Patrick W Hickey, MD.
Leptospirosis in Humans
Includes cause, people at risk, symptoms, and complications.
MedicineNet: Leptospirosis
Doctor produced consumer health information on leptospirosis, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Leptospirosis
Features cause, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, prevention, risk factors, and complications.
Medmicro: Leptospira
Scientific and medical information about the spirochete and the diseases it causes.
The Merck Manual: Leptospirosis
Short factsheet on the disease.
NHS Choices: Leptospirosis
Provides information on this zoonotic infection. Includes details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
WHO: Water-related Diseases - Leptospirosis
Factsheet with cause, distribution, scope of the problem, and prevention efforts.

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