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