Can leptospirosis be prevented?

Yes, leptospirosis can be prevented by several ways:

  • Avoid contact with animal urine or body fluids, especially if there are cuts or abrasions of the skin.
  • Wear protective clothing or footwear near soil or water that may be contaminated with animal urine
  • Consume boiled water, especially during the rainy season.
  • Avoid swimming or wading in muddy ponds and slowly moving streams especially those located near farms or stagnant water.
  • Control rats and mice around the home on a regular basis