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From Insects or Animals

Many types of infections associated with animals and insects can affect children. When they occur, they need a pediatrician's attention.

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Illness from Animals: Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection caused by species of Leptospira organisms that can infect domestic and wild animals. Humans can then become infected from the contaminated soil or water, often during activities like swimming or canoeing in lakes or rivers.