Definitions for leptospirosisˌlɛp toʊ spaɪˈroʊ sɪs
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swamp fever, leptospirosis(noun)
an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
An acute, infectious, febrile disease of both humans and animals, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira.
Leptospirosis is caused by infection with bacteria of the genus Leptospira and affects humans as well as other animals. Leptospirosis is among the world's most common diseases transmitted to people from animals. The infection is commonly transmitted to humans by allowing water that has been contaminated by animal urine to come in contact with unhealed breaks in the skin, the eyes, or with the mucous membranes. Outside of tropical areas, leptospirosis cases have a relatively distinct seasonality with most cases occurring in spring and autumn.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Infections with bacteria of the genus LEPTOSPIRA.
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