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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis or rodent fever has several other alternative names such as Canefield Fever, Canicola Fever, Field Fever, Mud Fever, Seven Day Fever, Spirochetosis, and Swineherd Disease. The variant terminologies have risen from the fact that different places have different transmitting agents based on their environment. The condition may present several clinical manifestations, only a few, or even absolutely no symptoms at all. General symptoms include very high fever, headache, jaundice, vomiting, diarrhea, and chills.

Leptospirosis can be found commonly among field workers (such as those working in farms, slaughterhouses, refugee camps, and military areas) in constant contact with farm/wild animals and from constant exposure to rodents.