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"leptospirosis" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:34 min | 6 months ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on KOMO

"Now your camo consumer tip. Here's Herb Weiss Bomb. Leptospirosis is a nasty bacterial disease that, if not treated quickly can kill your dog or cause long term kidney or liver damage. Tanya Donovan is a veterinarian Charness that Animal Medical Center of Seattle and we've actually had some dogs that have come in in such bad kidney failure that they needed dialysis to recover, so it can be a really serious infection. Now there is a vaccine that can prevent most cases of leftover many dogs. Don't get it because their pet parents or told We don't have left over in this area. We do. We absolutely do. I personally have diagnosed several cases at this clinic with leptospirosis. I'm passionate about this because my dog Sam got left out when he was young and nearly died. The bacteria that causes leptospirosis or spread through the urine of infected animals, rodents, raccoon, skunk, squirrels or even deer, which could get into the water or soil and survive there for weeks to months, every dog in this area barring any other underlying conditions should be vaccinated for left. More about this in the consumer section of co Moh news dot com. Her wife's bomb Co mon, Are you a survivor sexual abuse while in the Boy Scouts, you may be entitled to compensation as a result of thousands of victims filing sexual abuse claims. The Boy Scouts have filed for bankruptcy protection and the bankruptcy courts at November. 16th 2020 is the deadline for abuse survivors to file a claim. If you are survivors, sexual abuse while in the Boy Scouts, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 807 11 96 55 That's 807 11 96 55. For more.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Now I live in a smoky mountains. There is no escaping, the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my pet patients are at risk, and people don't know they can get leptospirosis. You can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that, and you become ill, it might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk, maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can vaccinate for. So ask your veterinarian. If your dog might be at risk, that's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies is it, it talks. About zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from dog to a man. But leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease, a we all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis and I grew up, just like you in the woods essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons skunks, and deer that walk through our yard and it's important to know that relentless roses the reservoir, four it our deer raccoons and skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shutting that bacteria. And they seem totally fine your dog drinks from a puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's, it's one of those situations where people like you said, just don't think about it until their affect. Right. Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen this information before where you talk about cleaning up, because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of virus, for example in between dogs that are infected and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper and adenoviruses and parvo and para influenza. We don't really have time to get into all of those, but they're, they're, they're in the book and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents, about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup cannot be more important, listen it's always important. But one of it, we're really affects businesses affects people on almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the. The whole quote co common cold that you see in pets, and we call this, basically, canine cough. Infectious canine call for canine infections respiratory disease complex, whatever you want to call it. Whatever the terminology is. The key is pep. Parents are they're devastated. They're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility. Let's say a doggy daycare, facility pet, grooming facility or even veterenarians office and comes back offing..

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

03:05 min | 1 year ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"They see a raccoon in the day during the daytime, they know stay away from the Coon skunk during the daytime stay away from the skunk thaw, etc. And they don't really think about their dogs getting rabies, and the reason for that is, we have very diligent and focused protocols on rabies vaccination. In fact, it's the law in most state, so I like the fact that in this book, you wrote a chapter on rabies, and how it kills close to sixty thousand kids globally, and what people should understand from that is that, that are doing amazing work all through the world and kids who read this or teenagers, who read this book can also understand that they can make an impact globally. Have you had either an? Experience with rabies just in your practice or have had that discussion with somebody about the global impact veterinarians are making in regards to rabies worldwide. Well, you know, since I've been in practice, I'm in practice in Tennessee. So a lot of people know that already but since I've been in practice, there was actually a case of rabies in a child who did not survive within, you know, I've been in practice for twenty two years. So within the last twenty two years, it was in Winchester, Tennessee, which is not exactly where I am. But really kind of close to home for rabies. Apparently this child had found a sick bat and had put the bat in a shoebox under his bed in his parents did not know that he had that and, you know, those little sharp teeth and the bat didn't bite him, but the teeth may have scratched his hand enough or the saliva to impact him. So that was really heartbreaking, but I think about my responsibility to household pets, and how terrible would it? It be for a human being and their pets to die from this disease when I could've vaccinated for it. It is really tough. And honestly, it's one of those situations where rabies by far I think, among people as one of the it seems to be one of the most shocking and notorious infectious diseases that people know about just because of the signs that it shows that sort of what we call mad dog that phase, classical salad yeller old yeller exactly. Or, or kujo Joe is a movie that I think a lot of people are familiar with, but one secret silent or less celebrated killer that does affect people is leptospirosis, and you have a really good story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one ear patients and fortunately that pet lived, and I think everybody should read about that specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen. There were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey, how exactly in Tennessee. How do you. Discuss lepto with your parents. Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet, parents and each visit and we talk about how leptospirosis Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife are the source..

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Aziz in the fact that it could spread from a dog to a man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis, and I grew up just like you in the woods, essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons and skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that leptospirosis the reservoir four it our deer raccoons skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry that bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shedding that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. Your dog drinks from a puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's it's one of those situations where people like you said just don't think about it until they're affected by right? Right. Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen this information before where you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of Harvey virus, for example, in between dogs that are infected and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper adenovirus and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group infectious disease entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important. But one of it it really affects businesses affects people on almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the whole quota. Common cold that you see in pets, and we call this basically canine, cough, infectious, canine, cough or canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it whatever the terminology is the key is pep. Parents are they're devastated they're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility, your pet grooming facility or even to veterenarians office and comes back offing. And so when you see that, you know, these are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air, and they're on surfaces, and they're in pet balls, and they're on pet items like leashes, and collars, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of respiratory infectious. Canine disease, actually, we do and it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsors for our infectious. Disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets. And so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us were all certified as heroes for healthy pets. I'm glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of you know, what's what I like about that particular program is I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multipronged there's multi-pronged. Yes. Cleanup is very important. Yes, vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for when you see a dog who's not feeling well, all of these are integrated curriculum. So what I like about euros for healthy pets and how to? Prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick dogging? It's about all of them together in a more comprehensive understanding and so with our pet parents.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

07:54 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one of your patients. And fortunately that Pat lived, and I think everybody should read about that. Specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you discuss lepto with your pet parents? Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about leptospirosis Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. Are the source now I live in a smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my pet Haitians are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that. And you become ill. It might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinarian. If your dog might be at risk. That's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies is it it talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis, and I grew up just like you in the woods essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that relentless bro says the reservoir four it our deer raccoons skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry that bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shutting that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. In your dog drinks from a puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's it's one of those situations where people like you said just don't think about it until they're affected by right? Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen information before where you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of Arvo virus, for example, in between dogs that are infected and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper and virus and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important. But one of it where it really affects businesses affects people on almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the whole quote co common cold that you see in pets, and we call this basically canine, cough, infectious, canine, cough or canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it, whatever the terminology is the key is parents are they're devastated. They're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility, your pet grooming facility or even to veterinarian's office and comes back harping. And so when you see that, you know, these are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air and they're on surface. And they're in Pat balls, and they're on pet items like leashes in hollers, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of respiratory infectious. Canine disease, actually, we do and it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsors for our infectious disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets, and so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us were all certified as heroes for healthy pets. I'm glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of you know, what I like about that particular program is I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multipronged there's mulch. Yes. Cleanup is very important. Yes. Vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for when you see a dog who's not feeling well, all of these are integrated curriculum. So what I like about Europe's for healthy pets, and how to prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick dog. It's about all of them together in more comprehensive understanding and so with our parents guide. So people need to go to dog flu dot com and download the free pet parents guide to infectious disease of dogs because it is good information, and it is free, and Dr Courtney, and I were both just really blessed to have been able to work together on this project to present this amazing amount of information for free to doglovers. Absolutely, stop whatever you're doing right now and go to dog flu dot com, and well, actually, don't stop. I want you to continue listening to podcasts when you're done listening Goto dot dot com and download this book because it's like I said, it's it's wonderful. It has everything there. He can constantly use it as a reference keep it on your bookshelf and keep going back to it over and over and over and share it with your family. So when they say to you, hey, what is kennel cough? And then you realize, oh, this is what kennel cough is it's not just border Tele and you start to learn about it. You can be informed for your family and also you can enter. Tain people at dinner parties, you can seem like the real smart one. So I I completely agree. Go to Doug Flutie dot com and download this book because it's both like you said, entertaining because of your art of storytelling, but it's also informative inaccurate. What I love your hard work. Well, this is important. The reason I say, listen, I think that when I think about this book, and I think about the kind of information out there. What to me is the most impressive is the amount that we've learned now, there's still plenty that we don't know. But I think that it's important to remember, you know, even from nine hundred sixty seven first parvo outbreak, then nineteen Seventy-nine another parvo outbreak. Then the year two thousand is when parvo mutated into two AC, so even from nineteen sixty seven all the way to year two thousand and even now in this two thousand eighteen we basically have learned so much in the volume of medical information doubles every ten years, and so having the most updated and most current information is perfect and. I like the fact that we also it wasn't just you. And I we also had a team of references and other resources that we drew from to make sure that everything is up to date and very accurate, and it was really fun. And I thought it came together beautifully. So.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

05:26 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you? Discuss lepto with your pet parents. Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about how lettuce Barrosa Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. The source now I live in a smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my pet patients are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that and you become ill, it might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinarian. If your dog might be at risk. That's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies. Is it it talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis, and I grew up just like you in the woods, essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons and skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that leptospirosis the reservoir for it, our deer raccoons and skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry that bacteria and not be affected by and so they're not sick. They're walking around shedding that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. Your dog zinc's puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with dogs? It's it's one of those situations where? Where people like you said just don't think about it until they're affected by right? Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen this information before where you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of Harvey, for example in between dogs that are infected, and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper and adenoviruses and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important. But one of it really affects businesses affects people on. Almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the whole quote unquote, common cold that you see in pets, and we call this basically canine, cough, infectious, canine, cough or canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it whatever the terminology is the key is pep. Parents are they're devastated they're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility, your pet grooming facility or even to veterinarian's office and comes back coughing. And so when you see that, you know, these are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air and they're on surfaces and they're in pet bulls. And they're on pet items. Like, leashes, collars, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of respiratory infectious. Canine disease. Actually, we do. And it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsors for our infectious disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets, and so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us were all certified as heroes for healthy pets on glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of you know, what I like about that particular program is I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multipronged there's multi-pronged. Yes. Cleanup is very important. Yes, vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for when you see a dog who's not feel? Doing well, all of these are integrated in that curriculum. So what I like about euros for healthy pets, and how to prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick doggy? It's about all of them together in a more comprehensive understanding, and so is our pet parents guide..

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

15:08 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Uh-huh. Sick with parvo. And for whatever reason, they may not have the resources to engage in that high level of nursing care that really intensive hospitalization. And unfortunately, the puppy passes away at home. So I think a lot of us have had that experience. Have you had similar experience with parvo virus as a veterinarian? Well, I got to tell the story of darla and Duffy. So that was one of my early sad experiences with parv. Oh, I think the most heartbreaking part about parvo is we have a safe and effective vaccine for parvo, and you just have to follow your veterinarian's advice about wind to give it and windy booster at. But it's pretty easy to prevent Courtney. It just breaks my heart. When I see it really isn't. I I like how you highlighted the fact that you have to follow your veterinarian's advice about when to give it because with vaccination timing is everything right? I mean that is the quintessential issue when it comes to backs nation. It's that timing between maternal antibodies and the. The puppies puppies, natural immune system. How do you explain that to people when you're trying to describe that timing on when to give the vaccine? Well, I love the way you put it in the book when you talked about how vaccines work, and you have an entire chapter about how vaccines work. So for everyone listening. We're gonna give you some teasers bet you should read the chapter because it sort of consolidates all of the information in a good way to help you understand why we give boosters and why we do things that we do. But what I tell my pet owners is we need that vaccine to be there when the puppies immune system is ready to learn from it, and I like to say that vaccines are like a training ground for the immune system. If you think of the immune system as warriors are fighters, they can't go into battle untrained. So that's what vaccines do for me. That's how I explain it. I think it's a really good analogy is far as going to war because that is what? We are not hyperbole is it or not to make it exaggerated. But essentially, these puppies with an immature immune system are under constant assault. They're constantly bombarded with viruses and bacteria that literally want to take them out. And by having their mom's immune system that they get from Colostrum keeps them protected, but that protection is temporary. And when that Wayne's when that disappears they're left exposed and by using that vaccine it could train their immune system. And a lot of people are like, I don't understand doesn't that make my puppy sick. If I give them that vaccine. Now, I always make sure that parents understand that back teams are made mainly three ways. Either the kill the virus or they weaken the virus in some way, or they changed the viruses DNA, and that way it provides sort of a training manual for the puppies immune system. So that when they're confronted with the real thing, they're protected, and of course, there are very small percentage of cases that dog dog to have allergic reaction. Actions or adverse reactions to vaccines, but by far the greater plurality of puppies benefit from the protection that they get from these vaccine. So I think that for me is one of the main motifs of this entire book is why are we doing this? And why are we doing what we're doing instead of becoming a more intimate and very close to your pet deepening that bond with your pet you can do it by protecting them from infectious disease? I think also in my personal experience with parvo people can access vaccines from avenues that are not there veterinarian, and they tend to think, oh, a vaccine is a vaccine it's going to work. But if you don't have that relationship with your veterinarian to help, you time it to help you make sure that it is a safe and efficacious vaccine that has been handled appropriately before it reached your puppy. You may be doing nothing. So I wrote in my story about Darlene Duffy, they had been vaccinated by their breeder. And the breeder was trying to do the right thing. Thing. But when the puppies changed hands into their new home somehow the information that they were done they were fully vaccinated got passed on. And they weren't because puppies are not finished with that vaccination series until they are sixteen weeks of age, according to the American animal hospital guidelines, so if you get a puppy from a breeder, and it has had one or two parvo shots. It is not done until it has been vaccinated by your veterinarian. No earlier than sixteen weeks of age. It's so important to really underscore that because you'll hear a variety of different recommendations from all a whole bunch of from other people in your pet's life in what I call the sort of the healthcare team in the healthcare team. Of course includes the veterinarian, you may get health advice or recommendations or information from predators groomers, boarding facilities. All of these people. Love your pet and are very well intentioned. But I think it's. Really important to focus on organizations and communities that have really researched this and really tried to find out what is the ideal protocol an ideal timing for pets because let's be honest every pet is slightly different. And so you'll have situations like what's called a vaccination failure. Where a vaccine is given in for some reason, your pets immune system just doesn't respond or doesn't respond until the second or third booster. And so you may hear, you know, throughout some of channels in the internet that, hey, well, I heard that puppies are protected after one vaccination, or why do I have to give so many boosters and just keep in mind that every dog is slightly different. And these protocols have been established because immune systems are like students, some are honor students and do amazing and then other students need help, you know, and they need to attend office hours, and they need special assistance, and they don't always respond the same. So it's so important to follow. Like, you said follow the recommendations of your veterinarian and the American. Association. So that your puppy isn't left unprotected. So here's the cool thing for all the dog lovers out there. You don't have to go and look at the American animal hospital association guidelines because it's written for veterinarian, and it's pretty tedious. But Dr Courtney has an entire chapter on vaccine strategy to help guide you in making these choices for your puppy. So download this Flook because great thanks for the shadow. You know, I gotta be honest, just as a sidebar you, and I both have a really interesting discussion in a you wrote an awesome chapter particularly on rabies. And the reason why I like talking about this this particular virus is because what you highlight is the global connotation in the global nature of what veterinarians do and how veterinarians continued to affect people's lives and continue to save pets in this country. Of course, people kind of look at rabies as an afterthought, we know that people associate rabies a lot of times with wildlife raccoon in the day in during the daytime they know stay away from the raccoon skunk during the daytime stay away from the skunk. Fox's etc. And they don't really think about their dogs getting rabies, and the reason for that is we have very diligent and focused protocols on rabies vaccination. In fact, it's the law in most states. So I like the fact that in this book, you wrote a chapter on rabies, and how it kills close to sixty thousand kids. Globally in what people should understand from that. Is that veternarian are doing amazing work all through the world and kids who read this or teenagers who read this book can also understand that they can make an impact globally. Have you had either an experience with rabies just in your practice or have had that discussion with somebody about the global impact? Veterinarians are making in regards to rabies worldwide. Well, you know since I've been in practice, I'm in practice in Tennessee. So a lot of people know that already, but since I've been in practice, there was actually a case of rabies in a child who did not survive within you know, I've been in practice for twenty two years. So within the last twenty two years, it was in Winchester, Tennessee, which is not exactly where I am. But really kinda close to home for rabies. Apparently this child had found a sick bat and had put the bat in a shoebox under his bed in his parents did not know that he had that. And you know, bats had those little. Sharp teeth and the bat didn't bite him. But the teeth may have scratched his hand enough for the saliva to impact him. So that was really heartbreaking. But I think about my responsibility to household pets, and how terrible would it be for a human being and their pets to die from this disease? When I could've vaccinated for it. Oh, it is really tough. And honestly, it's one of those situations where rabies by far I think among people is one of the it seems to be one of the most shocking and notorious infectious diseases that people know about just because of the signs that it shows that sort of what we call mad dog that phase that classical salad yeller old yeller exactly or or kujo is a movie that I think a lot of people are familiar with. But one secret silent or less celebrated killer that does affect people is leptospirosis. And you have a really good story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one of your patients. And fortunately that Pat lived, and I think everybody should read about the specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you discuss lepto with your pet parents? Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about how leptospirosis Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. Are the source now I live in a smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my pet patients are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that and you become ill, it might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinarian. If you're might be at risk. That's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies is it it. Talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to a man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis and grew up just like you in the woods, essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that leptospirosis the reservoir four it our deer raccoons skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry that bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shutting that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. Your dog drinks from a puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's it's one of those situations where people like you said just don't think about it until they're affected by it. Right. Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen. This information before you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of Arvo virus, for example, in between dogs that are infected and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper, and adenoviruses and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important. But one of it really affects biz. Businesses affects people on almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the whole quote unquote, common cold that you see in pets and we call this basically canine cough, infectious canine, call for canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it whatever the terminology is the key is pep. Parents are they're devastated. They're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility, your pet grooming facility or even veterenarians office and comes back offing. And so when you see that, you know, oh, no. These are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air, and they're on surfaces, and they're in Pat balls, and they're on pet items like leashes, and collars, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of? Respiratory infectious, canine disease, actually, we do and it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsors for our infectious disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets, and so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us were all certified as heroes for healthy pets on glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of what's what I like about that particular program is I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multi pronged, there's multi-pronged. Yes. Cleanup is very important. Yes, vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for? When you see a dog, who's not feeling well, all of these are integrated curriculum, so what I like about Europe's for healthy pets, and how to prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick doggy? It's about all of them together in a more comprehensive understanding, and so is our pet parents guide. So people need to go to dog.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

07:14 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"The go-to infects liver and kidneys. It's a very very serious bacterium. And so anyway, if you again are in such an area speak to your veterinarian, and if they are recommending the leptospirosis that's enough for us here in California, southern California. At least my practice is is that I don't routinely vaccinate against lepto. I consider leptospirosis a lifestyle vaccine. And when I have clients who take the dogs a lot hiking mountains with our streams. And there's a lot of standing water and ponds than yes, I advise leptospirosis just happens to be the reason why I'm not recommending for everybody. First of all as I'm sure, you know, if you listen to my show, I'm not a big fan of just vaccinating for the sake of a vaccine that genes are critical very important, but it has to be a disease that they're going to be subjected to. And you know, as I said here in California. We don't have to Nate cats Arabia's so five indoor only cats, and I have six in the door only. I do not vaccinate them against rabies. Why add another vaccine another potential? For vaccines. Reactors? We talked about last time in the show a FIFA tests, the feline, that's vaccine induced sarcoma. Alright. So it's an injection site sarcoma. F ISS S S, and this is also something that white white just add one more. Well, it turns out that lepto effective is a safe vaccine to have if your dog is going to be subjected to the potential of contracting the disease, but it's a vaccine that we see reactions to sometimes I'm not gonna do it just for the sake of doing it. Because I got to have a good reason against speaking of diseases diseases. We're going from lepto and now now we're gonna talk about rabies there were two bats. And if you don't know, I'll take it now, bats are major carriers raise, and they were dropped off at university of Minnesota veterinary school at the medical center and left there some lady came and she checked in just didn't finish signing. Anything off said she just left the carry with with the batch and walked out. They don't know where she is. But. Bats had rabies. So they're trying to find out. I get these backbiting anybody do they bite another animal. You know, what's going on where they come from wherever these two Kim wherever she found, these they're probably a lot more. And she is MIA she's missing. So if you are in one such area or you have had exposure to bats, if you can't find the bat, or that that you're exposed to where they could be tested for rabies, then you should talk your veterinarian talk to public health officials if there was any risk or they know that they have seen rabies in their local population of bats, you might want to speak your doctor is well and think about getting the the Arabia's prevention shots, so just you don't wanna mess around gravies. It's one hundred percent fatal. So you don't want to mess around with it. So this was also accused Gordon I I kinda like this because I've seen these monkeys and action, but you've heard of service dogs, and yes, they're being trained, and they're amazing and people that have needs for service dogs. It's the best thing around. But now, you can you can actually get a service monkey there are monkeys. These Capuchin monkeys that are trained to do the basic things like that be service dog do they can turn on and off lights. They can open the frigerator door. They can grab you things up. It could pick up the telephone for you. So it's great certainly nothing else figure the conversation piece. I saw a story about a young girl in elementary school. She was confined to a chair wheelchair. And she was I think she was a paraplegic, but she did have her go. Well, she didn't have a dog at first, and she was sort of like, the Bisley young kids are really they just don't understand. So she was kind of very she wasn't as I show, but others were anti-social. They know how to approach didn't talk to her. Anyway, when she was ready. She got a service dog was trained. And now the service obviously comes to school with all the time. Well, this girl had become the most popular girls in school. Of course, a service dog a lot to do with. Can you imagine showing up to school you needed? It. Your could find your chair, you need a service animal, and you have a monkey. So that's pretty cool in Nassau County. Florida not Nassir county long long-running they have to euthanize a hundred and twenty seven cats because of had leucopenia pedal. Convenience cat fever. It is related to our dog parvo virus. In fact, it is a virus. And that's really bad. So they're they're having a terrible problem in one or two shelters with Pablo Capena, and it's reds like crazy. And interestingly, you know, it's it's one of those diseases that I even put an indoor cat, I do vaccinate. Because it also has it using the penalty any vaccine that has the upper respiratory complex disease complex, the Reiner trade Gleevec virus vaccine. So the obviously leucopenia Newman Itis, which is cla media. So we try to get all these things they usually combine them into one back saying, it's a rhino caluzzi leucopenia and Newman Itis they're going to get it anyway. But. Just no it is a tough disease. It is highly contagious. So we want to be really really careful. It's almost like a dog with parvo. And so that's really sad that these getting at the youth. Nice and also just an alert, and we'll go this. As we go into our break is that that there are many types of skin growth and masses that you might see on your pet and many are benign. But there are so many that aren't benign, and it's not something that you could tell just by looking. So just the word of wisdom that if you find any mass any growth any anything on your pet Skinner under the skin Regan, actually, see what you feel the skin have your pet checked out by veterinary because if it is something like a poma, Lou fatty tumor, usually benign leave it alone, if it's award you're wait until the next anesthesia when they're getting your teeth down or something and then take it off at that time. I'm one of these guys I don't like to just take off for the sake of it. But I have an excuse to dog down for something. More important while they're under anesthesia, I will take care of the other things about but it could be like a mass L. Right. And we do it could be a there are other types of tumors skin tumors that dogs can get that are more serious and need to be addressed. So again, take your dogs for any kind of lump bump, take them to your veterinarian and have the dog checked out. And then this also last one blew my mind it still happens. I can't believe it still happens. But in Wisconsin, northern Wisconsin. The officials sees thirteen hundred dogs and Roosters from an organized fighting operation actually went to rate this guy because methamphetamines and a heard they got a tip that he was, you know, dealing in drugs PS, he ends up a fine thirteen hundred dollars in Roosters battered, beaten up horrendous conditions, and you would think I mean, it just blows at mind that it's happening in order for it to happen. It's kind of like watching these ridiculous shows on TV. The fact that we pay attention to them. The fact that people are watching. This crap is why this crap is still on trust me. If nobody watched some of these shows that are on they wouldn't be on anymore with God. So that means that this guy we doing what he's doing. That means for sure that people were actually paying money to see these.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

10:46 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"And the reason why I like talking about this this particular virus is because what you highlight is the global connotation in the global nature of what veterinarians do and how veterinarians continued to affect people's lives and continue to save pets in this country. Of course, people kind of look at rabies as an afterthought, we know that people associate rabies a lot of times with wildlife day see raccoon in the day in during the daytime they know stay away from the Kunar skulk during the daytime stay away from the skunk. Fox's etc. And they don't really think about their dog. Getting rabies, and the reason for that is we have very diligent and focused protocols on rabies vaccination. In fact, it's the law in most states. So I like the fact that in this book, you wrote a chapter on rabies, and how it kills close to sixty thousand kids globally, and what people should understand from that is that that Americans areas are doing amazing work all through the world and kids read this or teenagers who read this book can also understand that they can make an impact globally. Have you had either an experience with rabies just in your practice or have had that discussion with somebody about the global impact? Veterinarians are making in regards to rabies worldwide since I've been in practice, I'm in practice in Tennessee. So a lot of people know that already since I've been in practice. There was actually a case of rabies in a child who did not survive within you know, I've been in practice for twenty two years. So within the last twenty two years it was. In Winchester, Tennessee, which is not exactly where I am. But really kind of close to home for rabies. Apparently this child had found a sick bat and had put the bat in a shoe box under his bed in his parents did not know that he had that. And you know, bats had those little sharp teeth and the bat didn't bite him. But the teeth may have scratched his hand enough for the saliva to affect him. So that was really heartbreaking. But I think about my responsibility to household pets, and how terrible would it be for a human being and their pets to die from this disease? When I could've vaccinated for it. It is really tough. And honestly, it's one of those situations where rabies by far I think among people is one of the it seems to be one of the most shocking and notorious infectious diseases that people know about just because of the signs that it shows that sort of what we call mad dog that phase that classical salad yeller old yeller exactly or or kujo is a movie that I think a lot of people are familiar with. But one secret silent or less celebrated killer that does affect people is leptospirosis. And you have a really good story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one of your patients. And fortunately that Pat lived, and I think everybody should read about that. Specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you discuss lepto with your pet parents? Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about how leptospirosis Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. Are the source now I live in the smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my patients are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that and you become ill. It might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because better marian's are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinarian. If your dog might be at risk. That's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies. Is it it talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to a man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis, and I grew up just like you in the woods essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that leptospirosis the reservoir four it our deer raccoons and skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry that bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shutting that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. Your dog drinks from puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's it's one of those situations where? Where people like you said just don't think about it until they're affected by right? Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen this information before where you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of Arvo virus, for example, between dogs that are infected, and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper adenovirus and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important. But one of it really affects businesses affects people on. Almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses is the whole quota common cold that you see in pets, and we call this basically canine, cough, infectious, canine, cough or canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it whatever the terminology is the key is pep. Parents are they're devastated. They're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility or pet grooming facility or even the veterinarian's office and comes back offing. And so when you see that, you know, oh, no. These are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air and they're on surfaces, and they're in Pat balls, and they're on pet items like leashes in hollers, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of respiratory infectious. Canine disease. Actually, we do. And it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsors for our infectious disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets, and so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us wear all certified as heroes for healthy pets. So I'm glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of what I like about that particular program is I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multipronged there's multi-pronged. Yes. Cleanup very important. Yes. Vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for when you see a dog who's not feel? Doing well, all of these are integrated curriculum, so what I like about Europe's for healthy pets, and how to prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick dog. It's about all of them together in a more comprehensive understanding, and so is our parents guide. So people need to go to dog flu dot com and download the free pet parents guide to infectious disease of dogs because it is good information, and it is free, and Dr Courtney, and I were both just really blessed to have been able to work together on this project to present this amazing amount of information for free to doglovers. Absolutely, stop whatever you're doing right now and go to dog flu dot com, and well, actually, don't stop I want you to continue listening is podcast when you're done listening, Goto dot dot com and download this book because it's like I said, it's it's wonderful. It has everything there. He can be constantly use that as a reference keep it on your bookshelf and keep going back to it over and over and over and share it with your family. So when they say to you, hey, what is kennel cough? And then you realize, oh, this is what kennel cough is it's not just border Tele and you start to learn about it. You can be informed for your family and also you can enter. Tain people at dinner parties, you can seem like the real smart one. So I I completely agree. Go to Doug Flutie dot com and download this book because it's both like you said, entertaining because of your art of storytelling, but also informative inaccurate. That's what I love your hard work. Well, this is important. The reason I say, listen, I think that when I think about this book, and I think about the kind of information out there. What to me is the most impressive is the amount that we've learned now, there's still plenty that we don't know. But I think that it's important to remember, you know, even from nine hundred sixty seven first parvo outbreak, then nineteen Seventy-nine another parvo outbreak. Then the year two thousand is when parvo mutated into two AC, so even from nineteen sixty seven all the way to your two thousand and even now in this cute house eighteen we basically have learned so much in the volume of medical information doubles every ten years, and so having the most updated and most current information is perfect and. I like the fact that we also wasn't just you. And I we also had a team of references, and and other resources that we drew from to make sure that everything is up to date and very accurate, and it was really fun. And I thought it came together beautifully. So I am so happy.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

11:32 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on KQED Radio

"My two year old dog was just like knows possible left out that that's what they've concluded more getting our next tighter after a week of them not knowing and we thought he was going to die. Getting the word out to local veterinary practices, while we yes, you know, the veterinary a world is pretty small, and then this word has gotten out, but the likelihood of your pet getting leptospirosis from ceiling screaming low and less that Pat is directly interacting with the c line. That is sick blocked. There is leftist process. Entrust Royal animals that is that that dogs can become exposed to by drinking water at a puddles that have been contaminated by urine from from deer or or mice. There's also a vaccine for leptospirosis for dogs, which we which I would encourage people to get if they take their pet out where they could become exposed to these type of environments t wants to know is this cat, scratch fever should cat owners. Avoid putting cat urine or feces and toilets. No, this is a completely different disease from cat, scratch fever. And does the fact cats really doesn't or can it can I mean all mammals can contract leptospirosis? Why are we here mainly by dogs? Well, just like where they live and also every species has different susceptibility to this disease. Just like sea lions are get severe disease and elephants seals don't. So the same with dogs. They're more susceptible to upto than cats. Are we're gonna go more your calls. Let's go next to a caller in Burlingame. Joining us, Michael you're on the air. Good morning. Yes. This is Michael Gary. Yes. So I'm a base swimmer with the dolphin club. And four of our neighbor neighbors from Southend were bitten by sea lions last year, any advice for people who swim in the bay and how to interact or avoid the sea lines. Besides not swimming. Yeah. Yeah. There was definitely a few bites last year in the bay with with swimmers and. You know, what that that, you know, when you're swimming in the bay it's hard to avoid these animals in. It's it's important to not try to interact with them, and and hopefully those bites in that incidences who have stopped, but as far as being exposed to leptospirosis, I loved aspire a dozen survived very well in salt water, and and you know, the ocean is a big dilute or so it'd be very unlikely that a swimmer would would contract this disease. It's probably good news, Michael. But I thank you for the call and Ed wants to know, what do you do with all the animals that have died. L which is quite a few animals that we've had over two to twenty is we do full autopsies new crops on them and collect samples for different research projects to better understand what what's different about this lepto compared to previous years. And then we the carcasses that are leftover get incinerated and disposed of we're talking if you just joined us about hundreds of sea lions hit with a deadly disease leptospirosis, which affects the kidneys and can indeed be lethal and can affect humans and can affect dogs and other mammals and Shawn Johnson is with us. He's director veterinary science and a veterinarian he's with the marine mammal center in sausalito. And we'll go to more of your calls. And if you want to join us in the time remaining, it's eight six six seven three three six seven eight six we go to Fairfax and David welcome. You're on the air. Thank you. You actually just answered my question would Michael earlier because I'm a surfer, and I was curious about on tackling the water. The other part was. What area that higher risk than others for people who spend a lot of time in the water? High-risk for those very difficult question to answer. I'm where there's a large number of a sea lions together, there's gonna be more urine and other excrements into that environment. So if you you technically you're not supposed to be disturbing sea lions and getting that close to them. So I I hope that if you keep your distance from the sea lions, and where they are hauling out, and I'm living that you would have pretty low risk of contracting this disease. What about the risk for the sea lions themselves? You spoke before about the fact that you expect this number to rise. And maybe even go up to four hundred before we get to November. What can we do prophylactically? Or is there anything we can do? Well, this is a naturally occurring disease in this population. There's there's no way to vaccinate a large population like this. And and it's a natural cycle where some animals get very sick. And those are the ones that we're seeing another one's recover from the disease have immunity, probably for the rest of their life from this disease. There's at this. You know, there's nothing that we can do for each individual for an individual sea lion. Vaccinations. There is for dogs by the banana for wildlife, and there would be no way to to vaccinate a large wildlife population. Like this. What's more important is that we understand how this disease is cycling through this large population. And and being able to predict when it's going to happen. So like centers like us. It's remarkable center are prepared to rescue an extra two hundred animals that we didn't we weren't accounting for and having the resources available to do that. And then and this is a very unique disease dynamic that will help scientists in research understand how leptospirosis and other infectious diseases may be affected by environmental changes in the future. And how the environment can can really change the a disease dynamic and ecology that has been consistent for decades. And then all of a sudden, it changed because of increasing ocean temperatures, it's really interesting case study for. Environmental change changing disease. Nikki wants to know what Sarah Vars are strains of the disease have been found in the sea lines. I know the dog leftover axion only protects against four the NC lions strain as Pomona, and I believe that is one of the strings it's also in the dog vaccine as well. But but but dogs get Phosa, which is a different strain of of leptospire. There's I believe there's a couple of hundred different strains around the world. Provocative question by he says, why are these animals being rescued doesn't that interfere with natural selection as well as decreasing the percentage of the population that has a more natural resistance to this type of infection. Well, there's a couple of reasons one is that we, you know, these animals are suffering and pain. We we don't wanna leave them on the beach to suffer. And we want to rescue them bring in and help the ones that we can in our facility in the Wednesday. Can't we want help relieve their pain? The other one is is that we were able to take a potentially infectious animal off the beach. So that there's less exposure to humans and dogs. You know, if these animals are left out there for long periods of time there is more risk to the humans and dog population. And on the beaches, the may also be taking our winning idea. Yeah. Actual selects. Yeah. And and it does I mean, the the the biologists have study these pipelines. Do see that this when there's large outbreaks like this and this ceiling population, there is a decrease in the overall population for short period of time, we go to more of your calls. Let's go next to you. Rub. You're on the air. Thank you. Yes. A two part question about dogs. Again. One is our dogs that stay within city limits less at risk. Even though my dog is a puddle drinker, but we don't go to the beach, and the other is I had heard that there was some we used to get the vaccine all the time. And she never had a problem that I'd heard stories about the bad side effects from the vaccine for dogs. Sean there I practiced in small animal medicine for a while before I started doing remorseful time. And there is always a concern about some of the the reactions to vaccines individual Peskine. How that's always something that you should talk to your veterinarian about about the risks to your Pat and people who are just in opposition vaccines, and the likelihood of having a negative reaction to the vaccine I took my dogs out and went into the woods and height and was around lots of other wildlife, and that does and so I gave my dog leptospirosis vaccine. And I think the caller and go to another caller, and that's Rene who's joining us from alpine. Welcome. Hi, thank you. Yeah. I'm awhile is pal adjusts and leptospirosis is nothing new tresslerlaw animals, but I'm surprised to hear it in the sea lions. So one side. I was wondering was given. We know how much they have to deal with pollutants and other things do you think that you're seeing some animals populations starting out with the compromised immune systems, making them making it just that much harder for them to fight disease? It's like this when it come along. That is definitely a possibility that we've we've discussed in having thoroughly investigated, but we have seen a similar type of scenario with sea lions with cancer. We see a large number of sea lines with your general carcinomas and the ones with cancer do tend to have higher levels of pollutants in which are probably modulating their immune system. And and you know, being a co factor in the development of that cancer. And it's quite possible that the that the animals that we're seeing with the severe disease also have some type of mutant suppression as well. Thank you Rene for the call, and we are talking been talking with Dr Shawn Johnson, director of veterinary science with the marine mammal center and trying to get another caller to on here from Sibusiso Kerry, you're on. Hi, keri. One statement one statement. Working plastics and kept from them. We've kind of done what Michael section question. What? Still young. Just going to do with the population now. Yeah, you're kind of breaking up on the call Shawn Johnson. So I think the question is what what's going to do to the overall population? I think that you know, that we're seeing two hundred animals, there's probably a lot more animals in the wild that are dying from this than we will. But we know that animals can't survive without treatment. There will be a we've seen on Pratt past outbreaks it there is a small decline in the overall population. But there are nearly three hundred thousand sea lions on the west coast. So so the small outbreak probably won't have any long lasting effects. Well, we'll continue to monitor this, Sean. Thanks for all your good work. And thanks for joining us this morning. Appreciate your being here. Texas. Shawn Johnson directs veterinary science with the marine mammal center. And when we return we're gonna meet Octavio salacious, stay tuned for that. I'm Michael Krasny. Here's what's coming up. Tomorrow on forum with over ten candidates in the running including encumbent Libby, chef the Oakland mayoral race is packed.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"In the global nature of what veterenarians do and how veterinarians continue to affect people's lives and continue to save pats in this country. Of course, people kind of look at rabies as an afterthought, we know that people associate rabies a lot of times with wildlife raccoon in the day during the daytime they know stay away from the raccoon skunk during the daytime stay away from the skunk. Fox's etc. And they don't really think about their dogs getting rabies, and the reason for that is we have very diligent and focused protocols on rabies vaccination. In fact, it's the law in most states. So I like the fact that in this book, you wrote a chapter on rabies and how it kills close to sixty. Thousand kids globally, and what people should understand from that. Is that veterinarians are doing amazing work all through the world and kids who read this or teenagers who read this book can also understand that they can make an impact globally. Have you had either an experience with rabies just in your practice or have had that discussion with somebody about the global impact? Veterinarians are making in regards to rabies worldwide. Now since I've been in practice, I'm in practice in Tennessee. So a lot of people know that already, but since I've been in practice, there was actually a case of rabies in a child who did not survive within you know, I've been in practice for twenty two years. So within the last twenty two years, it was in Winchester, Tennessee, which is not exactly where I am. But really kind of close to home for rabies. Apparently this child had found a sick bat and had put the bat in a shoebox under his bed in his parents did not know that he had that. And bats had those little sharp teeth and the bat didn't bite him. But the teeth may have scratched his hand enough for the saliva to infect him. So that was really heartbreaking. But I think about my responsibility to household pets, and how terrible would it be for a human being and their pets to die from this disease? When I could've vaccinated for it. It is really tough. And honestly, it's one of those situations where rabies by far I think among people is one of the it seems to be one of the most shocking and notorious infectious diseases that people know about just because of the signs that it shows that sort of what we call mad dog that phase that classical salad yell earning old yeller exactly or or kujo is a movie that I think a lot of people are familiar with. But one secret silent or less celebrated killer that does affect people is left those. Paralysis. And you have a really good story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one of your patients. And fortunately that Pat lived, and I think everybody should read about that. Specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you discuss lepto with your pet parents? Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about how lettuce Barrosa Ken com from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. Are the source now I live in a smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my pet patients are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet and. And if you do not know that and you become ill, it might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinarian. If your dog might be at risk. That's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies is it it talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease. We all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis and grew up just like you in the woods, essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons and skunks and deer that walk through our yard..

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

10:45 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"And the reason why I like talking about this this particular virus is because what you highlight is the global connotation in the global nature of what veterinarians do and how veterans continued to affect people's lives and continue to save pats in this country. Of course, people kind of look at rabies as an afterthought, we know that people associate rabies a lot of times with wildlife raccoon in the day in during the daytime they know stay away from the raccoon skunk during the daytime stay away from the skunk. Fox's etc. And they don't really think about their dog. Getting rabies, and the reason for that is we have very diligent and focused protocols on rabies vaccination. In fact, it's the law in most states. So I like the fact that in this book, you wrote a chapter on rabies, and how it kills close to sixty thousand kids globally, and what people should understand from that is that veterinarians are doing amazing work all through the world and kids who read this or teenagers who read this book can also understand that they can make an impact globally. Have you had either an experience with rabies just in your practice or have had that discussion with somebody about the global impact? Veterinarians are making in regards to rabies worldwide since I've been in practice, I'm in practice in Tennessee. So a lot of people know that already, but since I've been in practice, there was actually a case of rabies in a child who did not survive within you know, I've been in practice for twenty two years. So within the last twenty two years it was. In Winchester, Tennessee, which is not exactly where I am. But really kind of close to home for rabies. Apparently this child had found a sick bat and had put the bat in a shoebox under his bed in his parents did not know that he had that. And you know, bats had those little sharp teeth and the bat didn't bite him. But the teeth may have scratched his hand enough for the saliva to infect him. So that was really heartbreaking. But I think about my responsibility to household pets, and how terrible would it be for a human being and their pets to die from this disease? When I coulda vaccinated for it. Oh, it is really tough. And honestly, it's one of those situations where rabies by far I think among people is one of the it seems to be one of the most shocking and notorious infectious diseases that people know about just because of the signs that it shows that sort of what we call mad dog that phase that classical salad yeller old yeller exactly or or kujo is a movie that I think a lot of people are familiar with. But one secret silent or less celebrated killer that does affect people is leptospirosis. And you have a really good story about how you actually discovered leptospirosis in one ear patients. And fortunately that Pat lived, and I think everybody should read about that. Specifically should read that chapter. And the reason I bring that up is just recently as two thousand seventeen there were leptospirosis cases in New Jersey. How exactly in Tennessee? How do you discuss lepto with your pet parents? Well, we have actually a risk assessment that we go through with our pet parents and each visit. And we talk about how leptospirosis Ken come from standing water that wildlife may have urinated in that wildlife. Are the source now I live in a smoky mountains there is no escaping the wildlife, and that's actually a good thing. And it's what I love about living here. But most of my patients are at risk and people don't know they can get leptospirosis you can get that from your pet. And if you do not know that and you become ill, it might be difficult for your physician to recognize that because veterinarians are a little bit more aware of this risk. Maybe then just the day to day physician. So again, it can be vaccinated for so ask your veterinary. And if your dog might be at risk that's a really good point. And that's kind of what so interesting about rabies is it it. Talks about zoonotic disease in the fact that it could spread from a dog to a man, but leptospirosis is the most common zoonotic disease of we all know about rabies, but we'd so important to know about leptospirosis, and I grew up just like you in the woods essentially in more of a rural area, and we had we saw raccoons skunks and deer that walk through our yard. And it's important to know that leptospirosis the reservoir four it our deer raccoons and skunks. And so a lot of these wildlife can carry bacteria and not be affected by it. And so they're not sick. They're walking around shedding that bacteria, and they seem totally fine. Your dog drinks from a puddle or plays in the swamps. And now you're wondering how in the heck did my dog get leptospirosis? How did I get leptospirosis from potentially either not cleaning up or having contact with my dogs? It's it's one of those situations where people like you said just don't think about it until they're. Are affected by right? Well, and so you have a whole entire chapter, which I thought was really awesome that I'd never seen this information before we're you talk about cleaning up because cleanup is really important in stopping the spread of virus, for example, in between dogs that are infected, and you also talk about some of the other things that are included in the parvo vaccine like distemper and adenoviruses and parvo and para influenza, we don't really have time to get into all of those. But they're they're they're in the book, and you talk about how to clean it up. And I spend a lot of time talking with pet parents about advice on cleaning up and now I can just send them to your chapter. Well, I appreciate that. But I gotta be honest. I think one of the infectious disease entities are group of infectious disease. Entities were cleanup could not be more important. Listen, it's always important, but one of it it really affects businesses affects people on almost a daily basis is the idea of respiratory viruses. The whole quote unquote, common cold that you see in pets, and we call this basically canine, cough, infectious, canine, cough or canine infections, respiratory disease, complex, whatever you want to call it whatever the terminology is the key is pep. Parents are they're devastated. They're concerned. They get very worried when they see that their pet goes to a facility, let's say a doggy daycare facility pet grooming facility or even to veterinarian's office and comes back offing. And so when you see that, you know, oh, no. These are organisms that make pets cough, and they're in the air and they're on surfaces, and they're in Pat balls and they're on pet items. Like, leashes, collars, and harnesses, and so clean up becomes absolutely essential at your practice. Do you have very diligent cleanup protocols to prevent the spread of respiratory infectious. Canine disease, actually, we do and it's funny that you mentioned that one of the sponsor. For our infectious disease manual is the heroes for healthy pets, and so my entire staff, and I have all completed that program they provide some continuing education about disinfectants, and how to be super duper careful, and it was an amazing experience for all of us were all certified as heroes for healthy pets. I'm glad that you brought that up heroes for healthy pets. That's perfect. And that is part of what I like about that particular programs. I'll see that a lot in various seminars where people can get certified for heroes for healthy pets because what they realized through that program is that it's multi pronged, there's multi-pronged. Yes. Cleanup is very important. Yes, vaccination is very important. But also identifying the risk factors identifying when groups of dogs congregate together or if we have situations where we have unhealthy pats. What signs do you look for when you see a dog who's not feeling well, all of these are integrated that curriculum. So what I like about? Heroes for healthy pets, and how to prevent infectious diseases that the focus isn't all about vaccination. It's not all about cleanup. It's not all about recognizing. When you see a sick doggy? It's about all of them together in a more comprehensive understanding, and so is our parents guide. So people need to go to dog flu dot com and download the free pet parents guide to infectious diseases of dogs because it is good information, and it is free, and Dr Courtney, and I were both just really blessed to have been able to work together on this project to present this amazing amount of information for free to doglovers. Absolutely, stop whatever you're doing right now and go to dog flu dot com, and well, actually, don't stop. I want you to continue listening to podcasts when you're done listening Goto dot dot com and download this book because it's like I said, it's it's wonderful. It has everything there. He can you constantly use it as a reference keep it on your bookshelf and keep going back to it over and over and over and share it with your family. So when they say to you, you know, hey, what is kennel cough? And then you realize, oh, this is what kennel cough is. It's not just Boorda Tele and you start to learn about it. You can be informed for your family and also you can enter. Detain people at dinner parties, you can seem like the real smart one. So I I completely agree. Go to flu dot com and download this book because it's both like you said, entertaining because of your art of storytelling, but it's also informative inaccurate. That's what I love your hard work. Yeah. Well, this is important. The reason I say, listen, I think that when I think about this book, and I think about the kind of information out there. What to me is the most impressive is the amount that we've learned now, there's still plenty that we don't know. But I think that it's important to remember, you know, even from nine hundred sixty seven first parvo outbreak, then nine thousand nine hundred seventy nine another parvo outbreak. Then the year two thousand is when parvo mutated into two AC, so even from nineteen sixty seven all the way to year two thousand and even now in this two thousand eighteen we basically have learned so much in the volume of medical information doubles every ten years, and so having the most updated and most current information is perfect and. I like the fact that we also it wasn't just you. And I we also had a team of references, and and other resources that we drew from to make sure that everything is up to date and very accurate, and it was really fun. And I thought it came together beautifully. So.

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Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century

NPR News Now

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century

"India cleans up from monsoon floods. It's been hit with an outbreak of an infectious disease known as rat fever. NPR's, Lauren freyre reports from New Delhi rap fever or leptospirosis causes muscle pain and nausea. It spread when rotting carcasses of rats and other rodents get into the water supply. That's what appears to have happened in Carola at the southern tip of India with a monsoon dropped three times the normal amount of rain for the first half of August resulting in the states. Worst floods in a century, hundreds of people died in landslides and building collapses, and now they're dying from rat fever health officials and Carola have confirmed nine deaths and are doing lab tests on. Hundreds of suspected cases of the disease. They're also warning of possible outbreaks of other waterborne diseases, including typhoid and cholera, Lauren fryer,

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

03:44 min | 2 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on 790 KABC

"There's, still black, market because the, taxation that people. Wanna pay less and blah blah blah but I'm assuming that's a tiny, percentage of would they'd be dealing with it was certainly wouldn't allow. The cartel to have so. Much money it's interesting are they I I, would not object to that, all right Closer to home here in. West Hollywood protesters are angry because the homeless were removed from. Park I happen to live. Close by two points steady. A park and it's now completely different since the homeless population was forced out there, there was like this sidewalk all along the, tennis, courts there was just. Ten after, ten after ten and you couldn't park there, because there are people living in the street and it's smelled quite bad and so they've basically, removed, all. The homeless from that park and now it's totally different you can see people parking they're walking on that side of the street kids playing. In the. Grass right? There, but there have been protests because. People say Or this one happy person says I, think just removing, the encampment you're just pushing. Them somewhere else and now another neighborhood is, going to have to deal with the same issues no. And by the way even if that were, so what businesses that of his in other words argument the city is going to have to start. Allowing people to live in tents they just have to allow. Them to live in tents. No no they don't no. No it's not healthy for you for me for them no no out of the, question sorry the people that don't understand civilization Now they think we're dehumanizing you're allowing people to stay sick and to. Stay and to make you sick exactly that's exa- they. Stay, sick, you get. Sick, and. Everything breaks down do the rat thing now do? You, know. What's happening now with. The, rat infestation because of the homelessness The Laura here coming up and it but go on well does it involve. Rats and motor vehicles now have the urine one okay well that's a good, one too, I like I saw that one no you can expect your car in -ticipant your car breaking. Down, this is so common. Now according to the rat people who can't. Keep the rats under control they are. So, outnumbered that the. Since something like two thousand, thirteen or fourteen maybe eleven even. All the electrical. Wiring in the motor vehicle engine has been covered with a soy, product oh now rats love soy they will come in, and eat the, wiring so your electrical system will go out steering, could go out your. Brakes can go out your air conditioning. Will go out you can dissipate this is will happen by what's happened to. All. Of our cars and because. We're overrun with rats cars and we, are we are literally. We, are fighting back these rats and it's like you can't do it it's just Too much too many and they are, carrying flees those fleas. Have illness Why don't you. Do the urine one right now because that's another illness is, rat porn the laws were. Really getting into it This is a disease called leptospirosis right so rat. Urine in summer swimming holes can be fatal unseen bacteria lurking in the waters pose a threat at any given time of year but the odds of people getting ill goes up in summer months as more recreational swimmers head to nearby lakes rivers streams to cool down. Of the bacteria present, one called leptospirosis. Leptospirosis upto Barrosa can lead to an infection called? Leptospirosis or in its most severe form. Why wiles disease we'll we'll relapsing fever It's not uncommon in the. Mountains of southern California and it's. Covered and it's carried in the rat fleas and it's coming on down now it's coming on down into the, glass spread through the, urine of infected animals like..

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

BizTalk Radio

01:51 min | 3 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on BizTalk Radio

"To the pets don't worry this will hurt his it's a big word dr natalie marks leptospirosis asks is it a scary were too it is it is it's it's some very scary for us because it is these that not only affects pets but it also affects people so we want to make sure everyone is aware of what it is and how our dogs are exposed to it and how we can prevent own we've been hearing her about leptospirosis seems it's even been in the news just a couple of months ago in new york city some people said come to leptospirosis so how does leptospirosis happen well remember leptospirosis is a bacteria it lives in quite a few urban rodin's but also wildlife and they are talking rapidly are and they just came out with a steady ninety percent of urban rats carry this bacteria so it's quite widespread this bacteria is urinated out into standing water sources that can be a puddle on the street or something in your backyard or the a dog beach or even if you're going out in numb force preserves camping or hiking and our dogs ingested either by drinking it themselves or stepping in it and licking their feet or some kind of other indirect transmission and our dogs are infected and that bacteria gets into the bloodstream and goes to all the major organ systems of the body in our cases we usually see it with liver and kidney failure as producers very sara lee's the many dogs in its on predicted as to whether your dog is just gonna say i've got it but i'll be fine and some dogs are right but do you really want to take the chances of dogowner a absolutely not and the more important thing about that is as these dogs while they're acting quote unquote normally they're shutting the bacteria around the neighborhood to other dogs and putting your family at rest explained the part of a putting your family risk well these carrier dogs we call.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

01:47 min | 3 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on NPR News Now

"Daniel esturine npr news jerusalem unlike of clean drinking water in puerto rico appears to be driving an outbreak of leptospirosis a bacteria that it spreads through huron of infected animals and paris jason bovey in reports there have been seventy six suspected cases of the disease since hurricane maria devastated the island over a month ago health officials here in puerto rico say they've confirmed at least one death from leptospirosis they're waiting on laboratory confirmation from the centers for disease control and prevention on dozens of other cases leptospirosis is a bacterial infection often spread by contaminated water it's extremely rare in the united states the disease can cause fever chills and vomiting severe cases if left untreated can be fatal puerto rico has recorded more suspected cases of leptospirosis in the aftermath of hurricane maria than in all 2016 more than a month after the storm water infrastructure is still being restored across the island officials now say seventy five percent of the population has access to clean drinking water jason toby an npr news san juan the us senate has given final congressional approval for thirty six and a half billion dollar hurricane relief package the measure includes eight reporter rico and money to cover flood insurance claims from hurricanes erma and harvey as well as coverage proclaims from wildfires that have devastated parts of the west you're listening to npr news a federal judge is giving flint michigan until today to report on its efforts to ensure that the city as a longterm source of drinking water the state wants flint to accept a thirty year deal with the greater lakes water authority flint city council is proposing a shortterm agreement to extend its current contract with the city of detroit.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)

"Hurricanes don't give you leptospirosis lack of access to clean drinking water because of a failed recovery effort after the hurricane that's what gives you leptospirosis these are deaths these are illnesses that will be attributed to the failed response to the hurricane not to the hurricane its now we don't know how many of these potential lepto cases again they're investigating 74 we don't know how many of these potential looked okay says are fatalities or people who have been successfully treated or people who are currently in treatment but seventy four cases being investigated as a very alarming number if you are worried about the prospect that puerto rico is evolving from a natural disaster into a public health catastrophe so we're gonna have more on that story coming up this hour including some pretty remarkable new very specific details on the way the trump administration responded to hurricane harvey in texas versus the way they are responding to hurricane maria in puerto rico so that today's also been a day of surreal fallout from yesterday's truly unusual statement in the white house briefing room from white house chief of staff john kelly john kelly yesterday gave those very emotional remarks about how he was notified about the death in combat of his son in that very intense emotional context teen defended trump for the excuse me defended president trump for the president's condolence calls that he placed to military families recently but then john kelly from the same podium went into an extended and apparently prepared.

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"leptospirosis" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"leptospirosis" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"And feet owes wineries now under siege by the wildfires out west matt unfortunately the fired only a couple of percent contained and kirkwood to pick up their later this week so curious situation for a lot of people build build a does the head proprietor of thief wind bar milwaukee he says the good news is grapes are resilient out there is the great bridal usually cabernetsauvignon and i can which and look of course if the our earned which a lot of them will be then be replanted mike spaulding wtmj news time fighters honour their fallen in milwaukee the memorial is called the last alarm it's a reminder of the one hundred twenty eight firefighters that have laid down their lives and milwaukee's history vergiat mark role thing also wants it to be reminder of the thousands of firefighters currently or have served in the city they go on every day and they see things people should and see how they work on people who've been shot we go into trenches in structual collapse and this is a difficult job it takes up mart of young he says the dangers that today's firefighters face is something no one could have imagined at the milwaukee fire department headquarters tony badoc wtmj new leaf spent three weeks since hurricane maria hit puerto rico a ninety percent of the island is still without power of the island's 72 hospitals receiving government assistance barely half were getting electricity the others are running off generators to keep them running officials are turning off air conditioners and delaying treatments one at a three puerto we can water faucet still aren't working and now governor ricardo ceo says four people have died from what might be cases of leptospirosis and infection than often comes from spending too much time and flood water health workers a determining whether it could be something else like danga in the meantime they're warning people to boil their.

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