College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary Medicine

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis (also known as Weil's syndrome, canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever, 7-day fever, Rat Catcher's Yellows, Fort Bragg fever, black jaundice, and Pretibial fever[1]:290) is caused by infection with bacteria of the genus Leptospira and affects humans as well as other animals.

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