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Leptospirosis is a disease spread by animal urine. People get infected when they come in contact with urine of infected animals or with urine-contaminated water, soil, or food.

We’ve seen recent news reports of increases in leptospirosis cases in countries like the Philippines and India due to recent storms and the subsequent flooding.

To look at the spirochete bacterial infection I am joined by infectious disease physician, Steven LaRosa, MD.