Prevention and Cure for Leptospirosis

Clinic doctors and emergency-medicine specialists often treat leptospirosis. Patients may also visit specialists like internists, cardiologist, pulmonologists and kidney specialists. According to my research, leptospirosis can only be cured through effective antibiotic therapy. Doxycycline or Penicillin may be given if the illness is not that serious. Intravenous antibiotics and hospitalization may also require if the person is having more severe symptoms.

It is an occupational hazard for many people working outdoors or with animals. These persons are the dairy farmers, veterinarians, military personnel, sewer workers and street sweepers. The person can also get the disease via skin contact, especially through the eyes or nose, or with a broken skin. Leptospirosis can also be prevented through identifying the source of infection such as open sewers, contaminated wells and even flood. If you believe you may have this disease, contact a health care professional immediately. Wearing of protective clothes and protective footwear if you work or participate in recreational activities near water or soil that may be contaminated with animal urine can also be preventive. Marking areas with increased risk exposure or warning signs can also help the controlling of leptospirosis. Hikers who drink from streams and creeks must be extra careful. Another thing in preventing this kind of disease is not to do swimming or drink in a water that might be contaminated with animal urine especially when you have scratches or open wounds. Rodent control is very important. The most highly recommended tip that I can give in order to prevent leptospirosis is to secure a cleaner and greener environment. This is to help avoid, prevent and control the occurring diseases, bacteria and infections that spread worldwide. It is never too late. Let us help one another in preventing this disease. Let us start within ourselves and our community. ‘’The cleaner, the better.’’

Retrieved Dec. 12, 2016 from https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/prevention/


Retrieved Dec. 12, 2016 from https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/infectious+diseases/leptospirosis/leptospirosis+weils+disease+-+including+symptoms+treatment+and+prevention

Retrieved Dec. 12, 2016 from https://www.cdc.gov/leptospirosis/treatment/index.html 
http://www.wikihow.com/Prevent-and-Treat-Leptospirosis


Retrieved Dec 15, 2015 from http://www.rappler.com/nation/41061-metro-manila-leptospirosis-philippines

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