Observation on Weil's disease
with a report of six recent deaths in Louisiana.
, also known as Leptospirosis, is an infection carried by many animals, particularly rats, that transmit the disease to water via bacteria passed in urine.
is associated with a 5 - 15% case fatality rate.
Now Brentford boss, Martin `Mad Dog' Allen, plans to complete the hat-trick by risking Weil's disease
in the River Thames before Tuesday's FA Cup replay versus Southampton.
About 200 people a year contract Weil's disease
an infection carried in rat's urine, which contaminates water and banks of canals, ponds, rivers and ditches.
Last year, the 6ft stunner contracted deadly Weil's disease
while taking part in a gruelling adventure race in Borneo.
Leptospirosis, also called Weil's Disease
, is transmitted to humans mainly through direct contact with infected animals, but it can also sicken humans via contaminated soil or water.
Using interesting oral and literary evidence Dianne Menghetti's article on the Weil's Disease
Strike, which affected four sugar mill regions in north Queensland during 1935, provides excellent and (iii this volume all too rare) lively commentary.
Not just a nuisance, these rodents spread Salmonella through their droppings and bring with them other diseases such as murine typhus, infectious jaundice, Weil's Disease
and rat-bite fever, not to mention the risk of fires as they chew through wood, drywall and electrical wires.
Rats can pass on Weil's disease
to humans, which can cause kidney failure.
Rats can carry a bacterial infection called Leptospirosis or Weil's disease
which can pass from animal to human.
Coincidentally I have just received a warning notice through my door, warning me about Weil's disease
spreading from rats to humans.