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Microbiology – MCQ 45 – Bacterial disease related to rats, rice fields and rain

16 June 2011

A bacterial disease that has been associated with the 3 “Rs” i.e., rats, ricefields, and rainfall is:
A. Leptospirosis
B. Plague
C. Melioidosis
D. Rodent bite fever

Correct answer : A. Leptospirosis

Rats are important reservoirs. Farmers working in the rice fields are at increased risk of infection. Disease transmission occurs when rain water contaminated with urine of rats gets into contact with abraded skin.

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