Prevent leptospirosis: wear good quality shoes during Monsoon
These pics explain why we get lepto outbreaks each year in June-July. The leptospira penetrate wet skin by by their cork-screw like action. No vaccine is needed as long as you wear long shoes and do not expose to contaminated water spills.
I am a researcher and teacher in the area of biological sciences and am based in Hyderabad, India. I work for the University of Hyderabad, University of Malaya Kuala Lumpur, Gut Pathogens and PLoS ONE. I am a humble supporter of the Open Access movement and hence this blog (to air OA related issues and stories).