, also known as Leptospirosis, is an infection carried by many animals, particularly rats, that transmit the disease to water via bacteria passed in urine.
is associated with a 5 - 15% case fatality rate.
Leptospirosis, also called Weil's Disease
, is transmitted to humans mainly through direct contact with infected animals, but it can also sicken humans via contaminated soil or water.
Not just a nuisance, these rodents spread Salmonella through their droppings and bring with them other diseases such as murine typhus, infectious jaundice, Weil's Disease
and rat-bite fever, not to mention the risk of fires as they chew through wood, drywall and electrical wires.
Rats can carry a bacterial infection called Leptospirosis or Weil's disease
which can pass from animal to human.
Coincidentally I have just received a warning notice through my door, warning me about Weil's disease
spreading from rats to humans.
The deadly pests and have been linked to dozens of diseases including Weil's disease
, rat bite fever, and Q fever.
I have heard that people can contract Weil's disease
from swimming in rivers - is it safe for them to take part?
Rats carry a host of infections, including the potentially fatal Weil's disease
as well as food poisoning bugs such as salmonella.
Vermin, particularly rats, can spread fatal illnesses like Leptospirosis, more commonly known as Weil's disease
The most serious form of the infection is Weil's disease
LUCKY-to-be-alive gamekeeper Sean Mason has told how he nearly died after contracting Weil's disease
from a mystery source - probably rats on his farmland.