When you live in flood-prone areas, you have no choice but to wade in flood waters at one point or another during calamities like this intense Southwest Monsoon that we are experiencing now. That said, people who are exposed to flood waters are in danger of leptospirosis.
Leptospirosis comes from the urine of rats that easily mixes with flood water and get in human body through wounds or through our mouths (accidents like that happen).
And what to do after wading or accidentally ingesting flood waters? Check out the photo above or read below.
Leptospirosis Post Exposure Prophylaxis:
- Take two (2) Doxycycline 100 mg capsules immediately.
- If you have open wounds and waded in flood water, or accidentally ingested flood water, extend treatment by taking two (2) Doxycycline 100 mg capsules once a day, for 3-5 days.
- If flu-like symptoms develop, consult a physician right away