Weil's disease


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Weil's disease

[′vīlz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A severe form of leptospirosis characterized by jaundice, oliguria, circulatory collapse, and tendency to hemorrhage. Also known as icterohemorrhagic fever; leptospirosis icterohemorrhagia; spirochetal jaundice.
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Weil's Disease is carried by male and female rats and passed on through urine or contaminated water.
Our case is unique in that Weil's disease developed in a patient residing in an urban city in the US without obvious exposure history.
Severe leptospirosis can result in Weil's disease: characterized by jaundice, renal dysfunction, and coagulopathy [17].
The keywords included hantavirus, New World hantaviruses, American hantaviruses, Sin nombre virus, Bayou virus, Black Creek Canal virus, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; Leptospira interrogans, leptospirosis, Weil's disease; infectious disease outbreaks, climatic factors, and rodent-borne.
A MAN is being tested for rat-borne Weil's Disease after becoming unwell after a rat leapt from a dumped rubbish bag in his street.
Sean said a hot spot for rats, which carry potentially fatal illnesses such as Weil's disease, is Dock Road in Garston where the rodents congregate near sewers.
The cause of Weil's disease was isolated independently in 1915 in Japan and Germany.
Leptospirosis or "Weil's disease was first described in Heidelberg in 1886.A syndrome of severe multisystem disease, presenting with profound jaundice and renal function impairment.
Mr Bragg said rats posed a serious risk to public health, with the vermin carrying all kinds of potentially fatal diseases, including bubonic plague, salmonella, rat bite fever, Weil's disease and murine typhus.
Which animal is the main carrier of Weil's disease? 3.
Brown rats are known transmitters of a number of diseases, including Weil's disease, which can lead to jaundice.
Rats carry a disease called leptospirosis or Weil's disease.