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1. What are the causes of leptospirosis?
Invasion of bacteria into the body through skin and mucous membrane from contaminated water, soil or food can cause leptospirosis.
2. What are the symptoms of leptospirosis?
People suffering from leptospirosis may or may not have symptoms. An infected person may have a fever, headache, chills, fatigue, sore throat, muscle pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, joint pain, rashes and diarrhoea.
3. How is leptospirosis treated?
Leptospirosis can be treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics like penicillin, amoxicillin and erythromycin.
4. Is leptospirosis curable?
Yes, leptospirosis is curable and with time a person can usually recover all by himself, but some may require antibiotic treatment. In the case of pregnant women with infection, it may be fatal for the child.
5. Is leptospirosis a life-threatening condition?
No, leptospirosis is not a life-threatening disease and can easily be treated with antibiotics, but It may be fatal for the foetus if the mother gets an infection at a very early stage of her pregnancy.