Prevention and early diagnosis can counter maternal risk from re-emergence of leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, a direct zoonotic disease, is a re-emerging infectious disease that can be fatal in pregnancy if undiagnosed. When diagnosed and treated early, leptospirosis is highly curable with routinely available antibiotics.


“Leptospirosis is a totally preventable [cause of] maternal mortality with no residual sequelae if diagnosed early and managed accordingly.”
-Puliyath Geetha, MD, MRCOG, lead article author, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SUT Academy of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India


Major leptospirosis outbreaks reported in recent years have...

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