Various animals can transmit leptospirosis, including pets such as dogs, farm animals, or wild animals.

Luis Ochoa

August 09, 2022 | , Reading Time: 3 minutes

The disease is spread through puddles or urine traces left by infected animals. Photo: Shutterstock.

urine Of dogs can be a threat to human health, because it animals Pets use their sense of smell to interact with the world, they can sometimes contract bacteria Leptospirosis, which can make people sick.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diseaseCDC, leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by bacteria that can be life-threatening to the kidney, liver, brain, lungs, or heart.

There are two common ways leptospirosis occurs. The first is drinking or coming into contact with water or soil that has been contaminated urine or body fluids animals infected and being exposed to another urine or body fluids animals infected.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicated that humans have been exposed to bacteriaThey can develop flu symptoms within two weeks and spread leptospirosis to others.

This disease is found in many mammals, it is spread through puddles or urine marks left by them. animals infected. Mice or raccoons are the main carriers and if a pet comes into contact with them urine From an infected animal, it is likely that it will also become infected.

people who work outside or together animals There may be an increased risk of infection, for example the following:

  • farmer or farmer

  • miners

  • sewer worker

  • slaughterhouse workers

  • vet and caretakers animals

  • fishermen and people working with fish

  • dairy farm worker

  • military personnel

People who engage in outdoor freshwater activities may also face an increased risk.

Among these activities are:

  • Nadar

  • go rafting

  • go kayaking

To prevent this from happening, it is important to have proper hygiene in pets. It is important to wash your hands after coming into contact with any object or animal. urine,

Treatment involves early diagnosis and is based on antibiotics to cure the patient. The CDC specifies that treatment is effective when started early.

Source consulted here.