The LIC provides information on treatment, both to medical professionals and to the general public. However we are unable to enter into diagnosis and treatment of specific cases, partly due to the fact that local medical policies and protocols vary widely, and patients must be treated based on approved procedures and medication in their own country or state.

The information presented here gives an overview of the established ‘average’ treatment protocols. The LIC, section authors and administrators accept no liability for application of these protocols where they contravene local policy or training.

Please note that patients or physicians posting queries to the LIC, via our contact system or the forum, are responsible for ensuring patient confidentiality is respected.

In response to the most common questions asked:

  • There is no generally-approved human vaccine for leptospirosis
  • Almost all cases show very good recovery provided treatment is started rapidly after symptoms develop.