GLAVA OF West Jakarta Health Office, Veningtias Purnomo Rini, urged the public to look at the urine of rats in this year's rainy season.
War urine carries diseases and reduces physical conditions.
"Usually, these people begin to suffer from ailments such as cough, flu or cold because of the change of time from heat to rain, but there are dangerous diseases that lurk people in the rainy season. In addition to dengue (Dengue Fever), leptospirosis, or mosquito-borne diseases, mice must be more careful, "Veningtias said on Friday (November 16, 2013).
Veningtias said that leptospirosis is a disease originating from rat urine.
In environments affected by floods or floods, residents are expected to walk using footwear.
"For people who are active in the rainy season, they should wear shoes, as much as possible to protect all parts of the foot, such as boots, and mice wet in floodwaters, water flooded with harmful germs and bacteria, and it is dangerous if it gets cracked skin or wounds, "he explained.
Symptoms of leptospirosis were initially in the form of influenza accompanied by high temperature, headache, fever and pain.
The symptoms then appear as vomiting, jaundice, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rash.
Symptoms generally occur for a week.
If it is not treated, the infection causes kidneys, liver damage, meningitis, respiratory problems to death.
To be treated, it can be done at the health center or the nearest clinic.
Later, treatment will be performed with a variety of antibiotics such as Enicillin G, Amocycillin, Ampicillin, Erithromycin, Tetracicline, Docicyclines or Cephalosporins, which are effective in the treatment of leptospirosis.