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LEPTOSPIROSIS by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:12pm OK, this is your last chance to name this painting and the artist. Remember that last week, Helpful Buckeye opened Questions On Dogs and Cats with the story of the 40th anniversary of the manned lunar landing. Artist Joan Miro, born in Barcelona, Spain, painted "Dog Barking at Moon" in 1926. Miro didn't die until 1983, so he was also able to wit ... Read on »
Leptospirosis by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:27am Leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic infection, worldwide.  Outdoor athletes (hikers, cyclists, etc) are especially vulnerable to this infection because transmission is often through contact with infected fresh water.  Simple cuts, scrapes or breaks in the skin can help the infected water enter the bloodstream, making infection more lik ... Read on »
All You Ever Want To Know About Leptospirosis by Mind Body Spirit .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 2:08pm Lepto what, you ask? I wondered the same thing as I watched an impressive PowerPoint presentation that put the fear of God in me. This post initially started off as a warning to wash all canned goods before using them. Originally inspired by an email floating around the Internet regarding the dangers of tin cans infected with Leptospirosis (f ... Read on »
Dominican Leptospirosis Outbreak by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:31am In the wake of flooding from Tropical Storm Noel,  last month, there is a outbreak of leptospirosis in the Dominican Republic. The article, from Reuter’s also went to to say that there has been 25 deaths and almost 200 illnesses. Leptospirosis is a spirocheate that is most commonly acquired through skin contact with infected fresh water. ... Read on »
Nicaragua and Leptospirosis by Dr. Erik McLaughlin Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:32am It appears that recent flooding in Nicaragua has caused an increase in reported/diagnosed cases of leptospirosis. Managua and the cities of Chinandega and Puerto Sandino appear to be the hardest hit. If you are headed to the area or already there, make sure to be on the look out for symptoms and try to minimize contact with standing water. ... Read on »
All You Ever Want To Know About Leptospirosis by Mind Body Spirit .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 22 Dec 2008 11:37am Lepto what, you ask? I wondered the same thing as I watched an impressive PowerPoint presentation that put the fear of God in me. This post initially started off as a warning to wash all canned goods before using them. Originally inspired by an email floating around the Internet regarding the dangers of tin cans infected with Leptospirosis (fr ... Read on »
Leptospirosis-induced Renal Failure by Matt S. Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 12:00am T-Minus 2 days to the Nephrology Boards exams! For any of you out there studying, one useful resource is ASN's " NephSAP Core Knowledge Questions ", which can be easily reached via the ASN web page. Unlike the main NephSAP questions which tend to ask for very specific details about the content of the NephSAP text (which often involves specific ... Read on »
Leptospirosis: Part 1 by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 25 Sep 2012 7:00am Last week, "dogpeople" commented, "I wonder if you could talk about another zoonotic disease … leptospirosis." Happy to oblige. Leptospirosis is the name of the disease caused by infection with bacteria from the genus Leptospira. We know of several species of Leptospira; the most important one for dogs is L. interrogans. Unfortunately the ... Read on »
Leptospirosis: Part 2 by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Wed 26 Sep 2012 7:00am Yesterday, we talked about how dogs contract leptospirosis, how vaccination may or may not help prevent it, and what the bacteria do to a dog’s body. Today, let’s touch upon how the disease is diagnosed and treated and how we can prevent dogs from being a source of infection for people. The microscopic agglutination test (MAT) is the most co ... Read on »
Human Disease Leptospirosis Identified in New Species, the Banded Mongoose, in Africa by National Science Foundation Posted Tue 14 May 2013 7:00am The newest public health threat in Africa, scientists have found, is coming from a previously unknown source: the banded mongoose. Leptospirosis, the disease is called. And the banded mongoose carries it. Leptospirosis is the world's most common illness transmitted to humans by animals. It's a two-phase disease th ... Read on »