10-17-2012, 08:29 PM
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I believe it requires actual ingestion of the urine or animal that is infected. Can't swear to it.
Ah, found this: Immediate action following exposure
For unlikely events where the chances of infection are low (such as splashes on unbroken skin), we advise you to simply wait and watch for any illness. We know this sounds stupid, but antibiotics given in the first few days of illness are very effective, and unless there is a reasonable chance they are needed, the side effects and potential for resistance outweigh the benefits. |
If the risk exposure was high (immersion in contaminated water, splashes on broken skin, drinking contaminated water, etc.) then you should contact your local doctor and request a single dose of antibiotics - called a prophylactic dose, details below - which will usually prevent any illness from developing. Your doctor may also decide to take a blood sample, but they will often need to wait about 24 hours from the exposure event in order to get measurable levels of the bacteria in your blood.
What bloodwork did they do on your dog that they can't confirm lepto without a follow up in two weeks??