Leptospirosis – this is the most common infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans (zoonoses). The causative agent of leptospirosis causes:
– temperature increase;
– General weakness;
– Disruption of the normal functioning of the liver;
– Kidney disease;
– Disruption of the nervous system.
The disease is characterized by severe intoxication. In some cases, the disease can be accompanied by serious complications, resulting in jaundice, subcutaneous hemorrhage, acute renal failure with the passage, as well as inflammation of the meninges.
The prevalence of Leptospira infection
Leptospirosis occurs in all parts of the globe, except Antarctica. Especially good pathogen develops in tropical climates, and the maximum incidence of the period is in August. Sources of infection are the various animals from small rodents to cattle. Man with leptospirosis can not infect another person.
The method of Leptospira infection
Leptospira enters the body of the patient after the contact of the skin or mucous membranes contaminated with animal feces water. Also after infection can occur:
– Butchering infected meat;
– Contact with the moist soil;
– Slaughter animals with leptospirosis;
– Use of products with which contact rodents, patients with leptospirosis.
The disease may be of a professional nature if people often come into contact with animals (farmers, veterinarians).
Treatment of Leptospira infection antibiotics
For the treatment of Leptospira infection recommend taking antibiotics, as well as the prescribed course of immunoglobulin. Best results show antimicrobial agents from the group of penicillins, including drug Amoxil (Amoxicillin). Its pharmacological characteristics make it most convenient to accept over any representative penicillin antibiotics due to its good bioavailability when used in a tablet form of the drug. In addition, Amoxil; You can easily buy in a drugstore or to order online, as the drug available without prescription. Before taking to visit your doctor and get a competent consultation.