Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is most commonly spread by rats. Contact with rat urine can lead to infection.
The bacteria can enter the body through:
• wounds and cuts in the skin
Some people who are infected may have no symptoms. Others may experience mild illness with:
• muscle aches
If you have these symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to leptospirosis.
For more information about this disease call 311.