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Veterinarian cautions pet owners of disease affecting both pets and humans

Posted at May 21, 2014

Due to recent storms and flooding, a Kansas State University veterinarian is warning of a disease that spreads through water to both dogs and people.

“The most important thing about leptospirosis is it’s a zoonotic disease, so can transmit the disease to people,” said Ken Harkin, professor and section head of small animal internal medicine at Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center.

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