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:
     • eyes
     • nose
     • mouth
     • wounds and cuts in the skin

Some people who are infected may have no symptoms. Others may experience mild illness with:
     • fever
     • headache
     • chills
     • muscle aches
     • vomiting 
     • diarrhea

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.