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Leptospirosis quickly spreading

New concerns about a type of disease that can be transferred to us by our pets.

Lepto is spread through rodents... Like squirrels, fruit rats, and raccoons. It causes flu-like symptoms in dogs. To the extreme kidney or liver failure... even death.

            And is zoonotic-- which means it can passed from dog to human-- through intact skin.  But so far-- Dr. Sonja olson-- says cases in theTampa bay area have been rare. 

            Vets at blue pearl veterinary partners... Say if you take your dog... Outdoors... To areas known for moisture you might consider getting your pet vaccinated. 

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