Beware of the message that circulates via email and social media which claims that a female died after catching Leptospirosis from dried rat urine on the lid of a soda can.
Rat Urine on Soda Can Top
Leptospirosis is a real illness, there is nothing fake about Leptospirosis, but the message which are being shared on Facebook contain highly improbable and misleading information.
The Leptospirosis Information Center has dismissed the following Facebook warnings as fake.
Example one: IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Do Not Delete this message until it is extended to others
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Do Not Delete this message until it is extended to others ..
On Sunday , a family picnic, brought with them few drinks in tin.However, on Monday, two family members( who joined the picnic) were admitted to hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit space.One died on Wednesday.
Autopsy results concluded it hit Leptospirosis. The bacteria, known as LEPTOSPIRA interrogans, is stuck to the tin cans, and were drunk, without the use of glasses, cups or sip straws. Test results showed that the soda tin was infected from mice urine, and that had dried, the mice’ urine containing Leptospirosis.
It is highly recommended to rinse the parts evenly on all soda cans before drinking it. Cans are usually stored in the warehouse and delivered direct to retail stores without cleaning.
A study shows that the top of all beverage cans are more contaminated than public toilets (full of germs and bacteria.)
So, clean it with water before putting it to your mouth in order to avoid contamination.
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Example two: FW: Toxic cans!!!! Please Read!!!VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
Subject: FW: Toxic cans!!!! Please Read!!!VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
This incident happened in North Texas .
A woman went boating one Sunday, taking with her some cans of coke which she put into the refrigerator of the boat. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and placed in the Intensive Care Unit. She died on Wednesday. The autopsy concluded she died of Leptospirosis. This was traced to the can of coke she drank from, not using a glass. Tests showed that the can was infected by dried rat urine and hence the disease Leptospirosis.