Weil's disease


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Weil's disease

 (vīlz, wīlz) also Weil disease (vīl, wīl)
n.
A severe form of leptospirosis in humans that is characterized by jaundice, fever, muscle pain, kidney failure, and a tendency to hemorrhage.

[After Adolf Weil (1848-1916), German physician.]

Weil's disease

(vaɪlz)
n
1. (Pathology) another name for leptospirosis
2. (Veterinary Science) another name for leptospirosis
[named after Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Weil's disease - a severe form of leptospirosis in human beingsWeil's disease - a severe form of leptospirosis in human beings
leptospirosis, swamp fever - an infectious disease cause by leptospira and transmitted to humans from domestic animals; characterized by jaundice and fever
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Rats can pass on Weil's disease to humans, which can cause kidney failure.
Mortality from Weil's disease ranges from 5% to 15%.
A MAN is being tested for rat-borne Weil's Disease after becoming unwell after a rat leapt from a dumped rubbish bag in his street.
Sean said a hot spot for rats, which carry potentially fatal illnesses such as Weil's disease, is Dock Road in Garston where the rodents congregate near sewers.
He said the levels suggested there was a risk of water-borne diseases like Weil's disease or typhoid fever.
The cause of Weil's disease was isolated independently in 1915 in Japan and Germany.
Mr Bragg said rats posed a serious risk to public health, with the vermin carrying all kinds of potentially fatal diseases, including bubonic plague, salmonella, rat bite fever, Weil's disease and murine typhus.
Brown rats are known transmitters of a number of diseases, including Weil's disease, which can lead to jaundice.
Rats carry a disease called leptospirosis or Weil's disease.
All the rowers Redgrave won Olympic medals with were on the stage apart from Andy Holmes, his team-mate in 1984 and 1998, who died from Weil's Disease last year, and the 50-year-old paid tribute to his friend, saying: "It would have been great to see him here tonight.
However, Walliams has denied being tested for Weil's disease, which is caused by contaminated water.