Leptospirosis is a bacterial zoonotic disease of worldwide distribution

Many animal species can carry the pathogen 

Leptospirosis affects groups that are exposed to infected animals or to a contaminated environment 

Disasters and extreme weather events contribute to epidemics   

 It was estimated that there are annually 1.03 million clinical cases and 58,900 deaths  due  to leptospirosis worldwide resulting in 2.90 million DALYs lost each year 
 The Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN) was developed to  improve  global and local strategies to prevent and control leptospirosis in high-risk  populations