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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Leptospirosis, also known as Weil's Disease, is caused by a bacteria spread by rat's urine.
He added: "The problem with Weil's disease is that symptoms are very similar to flu so people are not likely to realise they have it or may be reluctant to visit the doctor.
Michelle is still waiting to hear if he has Weil's disease, which is carried in the urine of the vermin and can cause dementia.The disease will not show itself until Kyle is seven, and if he has it, he could have dementia by 15.
The dad-of-five, 51, died of Weil's disease, which is caught from river water contaminated by the urine of infected animals.
Little Kyle MacKay came down with meningitis as a side effect of Weil's Disease, which is passed on through rats' urine.
He suffered cuts and bruises, a lung infection, leptospirosis - also known as Weil's disease - and hypothermia.
Weil's Disease bacteria, from rats' urine, were found in high concentrations at two stations.
THE Irish Water Safety agency yesterday issued an appeal highlighting the dangers of Weil's disease .
Weil's disease, or Leptospirosis, is carried in rats' urine.
I took my daughter to one last weekend and exposed her to listeria from the barbecue, Weil's disease in the paddling pool, asphyxiation from being crushed on the bouncy castle by a paralytic uncle, mental scarring from the children's entertainer, and a dislocated shoulder as I dragged her home early after being accosted by a dad in chinos whose opening gambit was: "I know it's six years off but have you thought of any secondary schools yet?" Now they're fatal dangers...
The rats, who spread the deadly Weil's disease with their urine, got into the building through heating ducts.
Except it wasn't flu - it was Weil's disease, a rare condition brought on by contact with wildlife.