Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that is most commonly spread by rats. Contact with rat urine can lead to infection. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has more information about this disease.
The bacteria can enter the body through:
- Wounds and cuts in the skin
Some people who are infected may have no symptoms.
Others may experience mild illness with:
- Muscle aches
If you have these symptoms, see a doctor as soon as possible. Tell your doctor that you may have been exposed to leptospirosis.
Learn more about Leptospirosis.