Last edited 11 Aug 2020

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is: ‘A bacterial disease passed from animals (most commonly rats) to humans via infected urine. An acute form of leptospirosis in humans is known as Weil’s desease.’

Ref Culvert, screen and outfall manual, (CIRIA C786) published by CIRIA in 2019.

Symptoms are typically similar to flu at the outset – muscle cramps, nausea, headaches – but can cause jaundice, kidney failure, meningitis, and in some cases can be fatal.

For more information see: Rats.

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