Prevention Of Transmission Of Leptospirosis?

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at morning,rnThis morning I was in shock, it turned out that our food storage cupboard was attacked by rats, there were 3 rats living there, and maybe it had been in there for 2 days.rnPreviously I gave neatly wrapped food to my son and my husband, who I’m worried that they can be exposed to leptospirosis bacteria in rat urine, because the food packages do have urine in them,rnI’m afraid, how to prevent the development of leptospirosis bacteria?rnPlease answerrnThanks

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Hello Resue Queen, thank you for your question to HealthReplies.com

Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by Leptospira bacteria. This bacterium can spread through direct contact with urine, blood, or tissues from animals infected with Leptospira bacteria, such as rats, dogs, pigs or cows. A person can also become infected with Leptospira through contaminated soil and water. Direct contact can occur through the skin (especially injured or scratched), mucosa (eg eyes, mouth or nose splashed with rat urine), and swallowing contaminated food or drink.

If there is contact with rat urine (whether you are the one who touches it directly, or your husband and children who may eat contaminated food), you should always pay attention to the occurrence of the following early symptoms of leptospirosis:

fever and chills muscle aches headache nausea and vomiting diarrhea loss of appetite These symptoms may occur 2 days to 4 weeks after exposure. If these symptoms are present, immediately go to the doctor to get further examination and the treatment needed as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, it's best to throw away all the food contaminated with rat urine even though the food wrapper still looks good. Use gloves when cleaning or touching areas contaminated with rat urine and wash your hands with soap after cleaning the area. Clean your cabinets using bleach mixed with water (bleach:water = 1:10) to kill Leptospira bacteria.

That's all the information from me, I hope it's enough to answer

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