A new Massey University seven-part video series aims to give farmers information to protect themselves, their families, workers and livestock from Leptospirosis, the bacterial disease that hospitalises more than 50 people each year.
Dr Benschop says the video is important because so many cases of leptospirosis are going unnoticed. The estimated total number of cases is about 43 times higher than the number of notified cases, due to misdiagnosis or issues with accuracy of lab testing. It is also a very complex disease, with multiple strains and hosts as well as an environmental component. “There is a lot going on and we’re very passionate about it,” she says. For more information please click here. Take a look at the first video in the series below.