leptospirosis definition

  • noun:
    • An infectious illness of domestic animals, specially cattle, swine, and dogs, due to spirochetes associated with genus Leptospira and described as jaundice and fever.
    • An acute, infectious, febrile illness of both humans and creatures, brought on by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira.
    • an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic pets; characterized by jaundice and temperature

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