PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis – Australia (04): (VI) dog, alert

Leptospirosis — Australia
Melbourne dog owners have been warned of an outbreak of a rare ratborne disease having killed 3 dogs and which is transferable to humans. Agriculture Victoria and vets who treated the dogs having died advised owners to consider vaccination for leptospirosis and to seek treatment at the earliest signs of the disease, which can quickly escalate from vague signs to death.
Early signs include lethargy, fever, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Dogs typically catch it via direct contact with rats and mice