Leptospira

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Content Reviewer

Viviana Popa

Author

Evode Iradufasha

Illustrator

Jung-Hee Lee

Voice

Kaitlyn HarperAlex Aranda

Last updated

08-12-2019

Citation

Osmosis: Leptospira. (2019, August 20). Retrieved from (https://www.osmosis.org/learn/Leptospira).

Leptospirosis is an infection caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria called Leptospira. Signs and symptoms can range from none to mild such as headaches, muscle pains, and fevers; to severe with bleeding from the lungs or meningitis. If the infection causes the person to turn yellow, have kidney failure and bleeding, it is then known as Weil's disease. If it causes lots of bleeding from the lungs it is known as severe pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome.

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