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Leptospira sp.
(Weil's syndrome, canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever, 7-day fever, Rat Catcher's Yellows, Fort Bragg fever, black jaundice, and Pretibial fever)

Symptoms can take 2 - 26 days (average 10 days) to develop, and may include:

  • Dry cough, Fever, Headache, Muscle pain, Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea Shaking chills

Less common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain, Abnormal lung sounds, Bone pain, Conjunctivitis, Enlarged lymph glands, Enlarged spleen or liver, Joint aches, Muscle rigidity, Muscle tenderness, Skin rash, Sore throat

Medications to treat leptospirosis include:

  • Ampicillin, Ceftriaxone, Doxycycline, Penicillin, Complicated or serious cases may need supportive care or treatment in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU).
Preventive measures

Avoid areas of stagnant water, especially in tropical climates. If you are exposed to a high risk area, taking doxycycline or amoxicillin may decrease your risk of developing this disease.

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