Definitions for leptospirosisˌlɛp toʊ spaɪˈroʊ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
lep•to•spi•ro•sisˌlɛp toʊ spaɪˈroʊ sɪs(n.)
an infectious disease of humans and domestic animals, caused by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans and characterized by fever, muscle pain, and jaundice.
Category: Pathology, Veterinary Science
Origin of leptospirosis:
1925–30; < NL Leptospir(a) (lepto-lepto - + L spīra coil; see spire2) + -osis
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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