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Leptospirosis

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Ants, birds, Bournemouth, Christchurch, fleas, mice, moles, pest control, Pest control Bournemouth, Poole, Rabbits, Rats, Ringwood, Rodents, squirrels, Verwood, Wasps | 0 comments

Leptospirosis is a type of bacterial infection that is spread by animals. It is a zoonotic condition, which means it is spread to humans by animals and it is caused by a strain of bacteria called leptospira. The bacteria live inside the animal’s kidneys and can be passed out in their urine. Bacteria passed into soil or water can survive for several weeks or even months. Humans can become infected by the leptospira bacteria by drinking or touching water contaminated with the urine of wild animals that have become infected, or if contaminated water or soil comes into contact with your eyes,...

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