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Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. Animals (cattle, pigs, horses, dogs, rodents and wild animals) spread the disease through their urine. The infected urine can get into water or soil which contaminates the environment. Humans become infected by direct contact with urine from infected animals or contact with contaminated water, soil or food.


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Carson City, Douglas and Lyon Counties
Carson City Health & Human Services (CCHHS)
(775) 887-2190

Clark County
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)
(702) 759-1300

Washoe County
Washoe County Health District (WCHD)
(775) 328-2447

All Other Counties
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH)
(775) 400-0333