Leptospirosis Can Cause Death

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Leptospirosis is a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans or usually referred to as zoonosis. Leptospirosis disease caused by gram-negative bacteria Leptospira sp. Leptospirosis can attack a variety of mammals such as cats, dogs, sheep, horses, cows, etc., affected animals may not show clinical symptoms. The disease usually spread by animal urine especially rats contaminated by the bacterium Leptospira sp. Humans usually infected with leptospirosis infection due to direct contact with urine of infected mice through the injured skin, mucous membranes of the eyes and nose.

This diseases sometimes not a clear cause clinical symptoms so frequent occurrence of the error diagnosis of this disease. Leptospirosis symptoms resemble a mild flu-like, characterized by fever, headache, vomiting, red eyes. Weight Leptospirosis is caused by the bacteria Leptospira sp. within the blood began to spread throughout the body and attack organs in the body organs such as kidneys, liver, lungs, brain, so that the sufferer severe leptospirosis is characterized by kidney damage, liver disorders, lung damage that can cause coughing up blood, swollen lining of the brain (meningitis). Not infrequently the case of severe leptospirosis cases cause death in humans.

Delay in treatment of leptospirosis is one factor in the death of the sufferer. Early symptoms of disease similar to the flu makes people think the disease just common flu and not dangerous. Leptospirosis is still light can usually be treated with antibiotics by doctors. But if your phase leptospirosis is weight, such as meningitis, it can cause death.

Zoonotic diseases that can cause death in humans can be prevented by following way
- Be careful with animals that can be a reservoir or carrier of the bacterium Leptospira sp., especially rats
- At the moment working on a muddy area and redeeming muddy gaiters (boots)
- Using the footwear during wet soil after rain
- Using protective arms, legs, coat, protective goggles when contact with animals suspected of contracting  leptospirosis
- Use gloves when gardening
- Cover the wound with duct tape, to prevent contamination with soil, mud, or water contaminated with rat urine
- Do not swim in the pool water contaminated with animal urine
- Make a habit of washing hands with soap, because the bacteria will die with the use of soap

In essence Leptospirosis can be prevented with a habit of always keeping clean and healthy lifestyles, in case of fever, or high heat immediately check with your doctor, so that when contracting leptospirosis can be treated as soon as possible.

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