To whom it may concern The person named on this card may have been in contact with sewage during the course of his/her work. Please refer to the back of the card for further information. If Weil’s disease is suspected the patients GP and employer should be notified.
LEPTOSPIROSIS (Weil’s Disease)
Further information for medical personnel Leptospirosis icterohaemorrhagiae, more commonly known as Weil’s disease, generally commences as a febrile illness with varying degrees of the more characteristic features, muscular pains and tenderness, congestion of the conjunctiva, haemorrhages of skin and mucous membranes and jaundice. The urine usually contains albumin and casts and a polymorphonuclear leucocystosis is the rule. Diagnosis, must be confirmed by special laboratory tests and since rapid and severe exacerbation of illness sometimes follows mild initial symptoms, it is most advisable to send suspected cases to hospital, without delay, for further examination and treatment.
You must: ■ Follow the advice given in this card and keep it with you at all times. If you feel ill, present this card to your doctor or other appropriate medical person so they can clearly understand the nature of your occupation. ■ Immediately notify the company if you change your address or doctor.
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