La version française de ce cours est disponible sur : https://openwho.org/courses/leptospirose-fr
Overview: Leptospirosis is both a zoonotic and environmental disease. The bacteria is hosted in animal kidneys for months and even years, and the bacteria are released in the environment by the urine of these animals. The transmission to humans occurs by contact with infected animals or contaminated water. There are different entry points for this contamination, it could be a skin abrasion, it could be through the mucous membranes, it can also occur through inhalation of droplets of urines for instance during farming activities and sometimes, it occurs by drinking water.
This course provides a general introduction to the disease through downloadable presentations, transcripts, and quizzes that can be reviewed at your own pace.
Learning objective: By the end of this course you should be able to:
We hope that this course will help you refresh what you already know and help you transform good principles on leptospirosis management into action.
Course duration: Approximately 1 hour.
Certificates: A Confirmation of Participation is available to participants who complete at least 80% of the course materials.