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WiRED Launches Leptospirosis Module in Response to Rise of Cases in Puerto Rico

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What is leptospirosis and why is it emerging in Puerto Rico? Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonosis, a disease that affects both humans and animals. Humans become infected through direct contact with the urine of infected animals or with a urine-contaminated environment.