8/13/2010

Two dogs in Cottonwood, Ariz., developed leptospirosis, which officials think might have been caused by contaminated water at an irrigation ditch. One dog had to be euthanized after kidney failure, and the other is said to be recovering. "Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. Outbreaks are usually caused by exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals," an area health official said.

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