An infectious disease of domestic animals, especially cattle, swine, and dogs, caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira and characterized by jaundice and fever.(noun)
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Use "leptospirosis" in a sentence
"But the problem is that dengue fever and a disease called leptospirosis and malaria are becoming more and more prevalent in Guyana."
"The Marine Mammal Center is studying the disease _ called leptospirosis _ which afflicts a large number of California's sea lions every four or five years."
"An inquest heard she had contracted Weil's disease, a severe form of leptospirosis, which is caused by bacteria found in the urine of wild animals."