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DIAGNOSIS: Clinical: Leptosirosis is a general febrile disease that is often misdiagnosed as meningitis or hepatitis. Following a 7-14 day incubation period, patients experience fever, severe headache, pain and occasional jaundice. Symptoms last about 7 days then subside. The leptospiruric phase then lasts for several days before complete recovery. Laboratory:
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Unformatted text preview: Darkfield microscopic examination of the blood or urine combined with serologic tests is confirmatory. CONTROL: Sanitary: Reducing the prevalence in domestic animals via vaccine reduces human infection. Immunological: A vaccine is available for animals, but not humans. Chemotherapeutic: Penicillin or is effective if given early....
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