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Leptospirosis risk rises as rats fan out for food
10/16/2020

Rats have fanned out across neighborhoods since restaurants and other usual sources of food have cut back, and the trend raises risks for pets and people. Leptospira bacteria in rat urine causes severe illness in dogs that drink from contaminated puddles, and people who come in contact with infected dog urine can also become ill, but vaccination can minimize risks.

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