Leptospirosis

Some of you might be familiar with the bacterial disease leptospirosis, perhaps through the vaccine given to dogs. But leptospirosis, or lepto, can infect other animals and people as well. First identified in the late 19th Century, lepto, has been recognized as an emerging global health problem due to large clusters of cases resulting from exposure during recreational activities and natural disasters. In this podcast, Dr. Richard Goldstein, an assistant professor of medicine at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, discusses the threat lepto poses to people, pets and other animals, and how we can prevent it.