Leptospirosis, Dominica

Public Health Message from the Ministry of Agriculture:

Please be advised that Leptospirosis is a major health concern after the passage of Hurricane Maria. This disease is zoonotic in nature (can affect both humans and animals; and can be spread between animals and humans).

Rats are on of the main vectors of Leptospirosis. Cans should be washed before use, water should be stored in closed containers, do not eat fruit and other food off the ground without washing, wear appropriate shoes when walking especially in mud puddles, monitor pets and feed them clean water. Be aware of rat droppings on be ground and in your environment.

 

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