Leptospira interrogans is a bacteria that is able to cause serious illness in many different types of animals. In humans, Leptospira interrogans causes leptospirosis, a disease that can cause multiple body organ damage. It is often difficult to diagnose because it is not commonly seen in humans.
- Leptospirosis (a fever-causing illness that can damage organs such as kidneys, lungs, liver, and eyes)
Habitat & Transmision
- Found in the urine of animals such as dogs, rats, and farm animals.
- Also found in urine-contaminated water and soil
- Creates poisons capable of breaking down cell walls.
- With flagella, able to spin like a corkscrew and burrow through the body's tissues and organs.
- Vaccination of dogs and farm animals can reduce the risk of transmission.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 23 June 2009 04:57)