Tag archives: Leptospirosis

“Lepto” Cases Increase
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 28, 2019

Local pet owners and veterinarians are reporting an increase in a deadly bacterial infection called Leptospirosis. Known as “lepto,” the bacteria that causes the disease is spread through the urine of infected animals, mostly rodents and wild animals such as raccoons and opossums; the bacteria can contaminate water that is then bathed in or drank […]