Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Leptospirosis Are You at Risk?

This is a useful document (INDG 84) by the UK Health and Safety Executive.

What is leptospirosis?

Two types of leptospirosis infection can affect workers in the UK.

■■ Weil’s disease:
This is a serious and sometimes fatal infection that is transmitted to humans by contact with urine from infected rats.

■■ The Hardjo form of leptospirosis:
This is transmitted from cattle to humans.

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