Which public health measures are employed in the prevention of leptospirosis?

Updated: Jul 08, 2021
  • Author: Sandra G Gompf, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Public health measures include investigation of cases in an effort to detect common source outbreaks and implementation of appropriate control measures to prevent further cases. Leptospirosis was reinstated as a Nationally Notifiable Disease in 2013. Other public health measures include identification of contaminated water supplies, rodent control, prohibition of swimming in lakes or streams where risk of infection may be high, and informing people of risk when they are involved in recreational activities.


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