Leptospirosis -- VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ  

slidein2meplz 62F
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12/3/2005 10:38 pm

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Leptospirosis -- VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

This was sent to me this evening in email...and so I thought it was something that needed to be shared....it had the brand name of a particular soda...but I took the name out and just replaced it with "soda"...but this could also happen with beer cans...and anything else of anything that can be drunk from the can....

Leptospirosis -- VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

This incident happened recently in North Texas.

A woman went boating one Sunday taking with her some cans of "soda" which she put into the refrigerator of the boat.

On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday.

The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis.

This was traced to the can of "soda" she drank from, not using a glass.

Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.

Rat urine contains toxic and deathly substances. It is highly recommended to thoroughly wash the upper part of soda cans before drinking out of them.

The cans are typically stocked in warehouses and transported straight to the shops/stores without being cleaned.

A study at NYCU showed that the tops of soda cans are more contaminated than public toilets (i.e.). Full of germs and bacteria.

So wash them with water before putting them to the mouth to avoid any kind of fatal accident.

Please let people know about this ... ok?


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rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
12/3/2005 11:16 pm

I knew rodent feces was very deadly. Haven't ever heard about the urine thing though.

*looks at can of root beer next to him*
*thinks he's done with it now*

I wish I'd have seen this twenty minutes ago!


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/4/2005 7:58 am

Tires ~~ Scary huh? I never gave a 2nd thought about something like that either, but I will sure think about it now when ever I have something in a can.

LHN ~~ Your welcome. It's definately an eye opener isn't it.

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slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/4/2005 12:36 pm

Hey...Candy... No problem, it's always good to have more information. Sometimes I check stuff too...but last night I was just too tired to "search out" stuff...you know what I mean. That hantavirus that happened a few years ago was also very scary. I am so creeped out by those sorts of critters that I get a little paranoid. Thank you for passing on the info.

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xxxhandyman4u2 55M

12/11/2005 7:33 pm

google turned up the CDC site :_
Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases
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Leptospirosis
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What is leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans it causes a wide range of symptoms, and some infected persons may have no symptoms at all. Symptoms of leptospirosis include high fever, severe headache, chills, muscle aches, and vomiting, and may include jaundice (yellow skin and eyes), red eyes, abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a rash. If the disease is not treated, the patient could develop kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, and respiratory distress. In rare cases death occurs.

Many of these symptoms can be mistaken for other diseases. Leptospirosis is confirmed by laboratory testing of a blood or urine sample.

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How do people get leptospirosis?

Outbreaks of leptospirosis are usually caused by exposure to water contaminated with the urine of infected animals. Many different kinds of animals carry the bacterium; they may become sick but sometimes have no symptoms. Leptospira organisms have been found in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, rodents, and wild animals. Humans become infected through contact with water, food, or soil containing urine from these infected animals. This may happen by swallowing contaminated food or water or through skin contact, especially with mucosal surfaces, such as the eyes or nose, or with broken skin. The disease is not known to be spread from person to person.

google it for the rest..............


slidein2meplz 62F
1994 posts
12/11/2005 9:05 pm

hi and welcome handyman... and thanks for your research on the subject.

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