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    New York City posts record case number for bacterial disease 04/18/2024

    New York City posts record case number for bacterial disease

    04/18/2024 // News Editors // 330 Views


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    The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a health advisory regarding the upward trend of human leptospirosis cases.(Article by Danielle republished from WLTReport.com)
    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), leptospirosis is a “bacterial disease that affects humans and animals. It is caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases.”
    “Without treatment, Leptospirosis can lead to kidney damage, meningitis (inflammation of the membrane around the brain and spinal cord), liver failure, respiratory distress, and even death,” the CDC writes.
    “Human leptospirosis infections in NYC are largely associated with exposure to environments and materials contaminated with rat urine,” the NYC Department of Health wrote.
    NYC recorded 24 human leptospirosis cases in 2023 – the highest number in a single year.
    In 2024, 6 cases have been reported to date.
    “The alarming advisory comes exactly a year after New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed Kathleen Corradi as the city’s first-ever citywide director of rodent mitigation, which his office dubbed the ‘rat czar.’ The appointment of Ms. Corradi as ‘rat czar’ came as Mr. Adams’s office announced a $3.5 million investment in an accelerated rat reduction plan,” Chief Nerd wrote, citing The Epoch Times.
    “New York City has seen a record jump in the number of human leptospirosis, a disease caused by rat urine that can cause kidney damage, liver failure, and even death.
    The alarming advisory comes exactly a year after New York City Mayor Eric Adams appointed Kathleen Corradi as… pic.twitter.com/d0sb1pm8dK
    — Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 14, 2024
    “Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that is present globally and caused by several species of a spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira. In NYC, the primary species is Leptospira interrorgans, serogroup Icterohaemorrhagiae which is associated with the Norway rat. Infected animals excrete the bacteria in their urine, and bacteria can persist in warm, moist environments for weeks. Transmission occurs through direct contact with infectious urine or urine contaminated water, soil, or food, entering the body through open wounds or mucous membranes,” the NYC Department of Health wrote.
    “Twenty-four people diagnosed with leptospirosis were reported in 2023. This exceeds the total number of cases reported to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC Health Department) in any prior year. For comparison, the average number of locally acquired cases during 2021 to 2023 was 15 per year, and 3 cases per year during 2001 to 2020,” the advisory continued.
    Yikes! New York City is seeing an uptick in cases of a disease largely associated with exposure to rat urine, per this @nycHealthy advisory that went out today. pic.twitter.com/iFIK8YCpze
    — Maya Kaufman (@mayakauf) April 12, 2024
    From The Epoch Times:
    While it’s unclear how many rats there are in New York City, research in mid-2023 from MMPC Pest Control suggests the city’s rat population has grown to around 3 million.To come up with this estimate, the company said it used the same methodology used in 2014 by statistician Jonathan Auerbach, who said at the time that the city’s rat population was around 2 million.
    New York City is home to one of the biggest populations of Norway rats, which are known to infest buildings and spread disease.
    “Unfortunately for New Yorkers, they’re a difficult problem to solve. Rats are intelligent and resilient, enabling them to adapt to various environments. They can even learn to avoid traps and baits,” the pest control firm wrote in its analysis.
    “And in a bustling place like New York City, where there’s an abundance of food (think overflowing bins, piles of trash bags on curbs, and outdoor dining establishments) as well as hiding places (subway systems, sewers, and construction zones), it’s no wonder they’re thriving,” it added.
    New York City is seeing a rise in cases of human leptospirosis, a disease caused by rat urine, which if left untreated can cause kidney failure and liver damage https://t.co/OvEImggec0
    — Bloomberg (@business) April 12, 2024
    “The disease made headlines two years ago, after several dogs were said to have possibly died from leptospirosis they might have caught at the McCarren Park dog run in Williamsburg,” Gothamist noted.
    Leptospirosis, transmitted by rat urine, is on the rise in NYC, health officials warn https://t.co/0iCE2Vo74F
    — Gothamist (@Gothamist) April 13, 2024
    Gothamist reports:
    According to health officials, local cases of human leptospirosis typically arise from residential or occupational exposure to rat urine, including when people handle trash bags or bins. Direct transmission between people is rare.Still, the health department advises New Yorkers to avoid places where rats may have urinated. For those who can’t, or have to clean such areas, officials recommend using gloves and a solution that’s one part bleach and 10 parts water, as well as washing one’s hands with soap.
    The department’s notice on Friday urged medical professionals to “consider leptospirosis in any patient presenting with compatible illness, especially when there is evidence of acute renal and hepatic failure, and possibly pulmonary hemorrhage.” Providers should find out if patients have recently visited tropical or subtropical areas, and run tests to rule out the disease, officials said.
    Leptospirosis is usually treated with antibiotics, such as doxycycline or penicillin, and treatment should begin as soon as possible after exposure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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    View the original article here.
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    Leptospirosis cases surge to highest level in New York City

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    Tags: animals, badhealth, Ecology, environment, infectious diseases, leptospirosis, New York City, outbreak, rat infestation, rat urine, Rats, zoonotic disease



    New York City's (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has warned about the spread of leptospirosis, or "rat urine disease," in the city. The department noted in its 2024 Health Advisory #10 that six cases of leptospirosis have already been reported this year – the highest number in a single year.Recent reports indicate a significant surge in New York City's rat numbers, now estimated at approximately three million, marking a 50 percent increase over the past decade. The challenging nature of combating this issue was highlighted by Queens-based pest control company MMPC, who warned about the intelligence and adaptability of rats, particularly in large urban environments like NYC where food source and habitats are abundant.
    Moreover, concerns extend beyond human health, as evidenced by reports of pets contracting leptospirosis, underscoring the multifaceted impact of the city's rat infestation. (Related: Leptospirosis cases on the rise in NYC – symptoms include kidney damage, meningitis, liver failure and death.)
    Rat urine: A life-threatening bacterial illness

    Leptospirosis, a zoonotic disease caused by Leptospira bacteria, primarily associated with Norway rats, poses a significant public health threat. The bacteria, excreted in infected animals' urine, can persist in warm, moist environments, facilitating transmission through direct contact or contaminated food, soil and water.
    According to the health advisory, New York City has witnessed a concerning rise in leptospirosis cases, with 24 reported in 2023 – surpassing any previous yearly total. Comparatively, the average annual cases from 2021 to 2023 stood at 15, with only three cases per year reported between 2001 and 2020.
    Demographically, cases predominantly affected middle-aged males and were most frequently reported in The Bronx, followed by Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, respectively. Clinical presentations often involved renal and hepatic failure – with occasional severe pulmonary complications and a notable mortality rate.
    The transmission primarily occurs through residential or occupational exposure to rat-infested environments or materials contaminated with rat urine. Person-to-person transmission is rare.
    Symptoms range from fever and headache to severe complications, like kidney failure and respiratory distress if left untreated. While Leptospira bacteria are susceptible to environmental factors, like dry heat and freezing temperatures, warmer weather and excessive rain, exacerbated by climate change, may contribute to their persistence in NYC.
    Last year's spike in cases during warmer, wetter months underscored the potential impact of climate variability on leptospirosis transmission. Efforts by theHealth Department to inspect and remediate rat-infested areas remain crucial in mitigating the spread of this concerning disease.
    Early administration of antibiotics, such as doxycycline and penicillin, has been proven effective in reducing the severity and duration of leptospirosis, according to health experts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended starting antibiotic treatment promptly, even before test results confirm the infection, especially if leptospirosis is suspected.
    Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and health policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, emphasized that people are often infected through contact with urine or water contaminated by rodents, rather than direct contact with the animals themselves. This underscored the importance of preventive measures to reduce the risk of infection.
    Preventive measures recommended by NYC Health Department

    The city's Health Department offers a set of guidelines aimed at reducing the risk of leptospirosis infection:

    • Steer clear of areas where rats might have urinated.
    • Use a solution consisting of one part bleach and 10 parts water to sanitize areas suspected of being frequented by rats.
    • Wear rubber gloves, particularly if hands have cuts or sores, when handling items or parts of the home suspected of being contaminated with rat urine.
    • Thoroughly cleanse hands with soap and warm water following interactions with suspected rat-infested spaces.
    • Wear protective footwear when dealing with trash that may have had contact with rats.
    • Exercise caution around potentially contaminated freshwater, particularly in post-flooding situations, and abstain from swimming or wading in water that could contain rat urine.

    Leptospira bacteria thrive in warm, damp environments. The CDC has estimated a global annual incidence of over one million cases. Despite its flu-like symptoms and nonspecific presentation, early detection and treatment are essential, highlighting the importance of public awareness campaigns.
    Watch this video about the disease associated with rat exposure being on the rise in New York City.

    This video is from the Daily Videos channel on Brighteon.com.
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