Water Fever

Water Fever

 

nonicteric leptospirosis, an acute infectious disease, one of the intestinal diseases. It is spread mainly by contaminated water. The causative agent is Leptospira grippotyphosa. The reservoir of the infection is mouselike rodents and some domestic animals. Water fever was first described by the Soviet scientist V. A. Bashenin in 1928.

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