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Injection of conjunctivae.

Photo 1. Injection of conjunctivae. Infection with one of a variety of organisms of the genus Leptospira causes illness ranging from a mild, transient fever to severe hepatitis and liver failure. Injection and small haemorrhages of the conjunctiva are not uncommon. The disease is a zoonosis usually acquired from contact with water contaminated with animal urine, especially of rodents. It is global in distribution but commoner in tropical areas.

Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae.

Photo 2. Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae. The organisms are readily seen in silver stained preparations, especially with a phase-contrast microscope, fx 900)

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