Beware of Leptospirosis!


Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease usually caused by exposure to contaminated water, such as floodwaters. The bacteria can enter the body through skin or mucous membranes, especially if the skin is broken from a cut or scratch. It can cause a wide range of symptoms like high fever, headache, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, jaundice, red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, rash. Some infected persons, however, may have no symptoms at all. If left untreated, it can lead to kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death. If you have walked through the floodwaters, make sure that you wash your hands and feet thoroughly. If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, consult your doctor immediately. #monsoontip