Homeopathic Prevention of Leptospirosis

Homeopathy Associated With Dramatic Reduction In Leptospirosis Infection In Cuban Population

09 Aug 2010. Medical News Today News Article

A report of the largest study of homeopathy ever undertaken, based on data from over 11 million
people (the entire population of Cuba), is published in the journal Homeopathy.1 It provides fascinating
evidence that a highly dilute substance, prepared according to homeopathic principles, may contribute
to the prevention of Leptospirosis.

Leptospirosis (also known as Weil’s Disease) is an infectious disease carried by rats and caused by
bacteria called spirochetes. People contract the disease through contact with contaminated water.
Leptospirosis occurs worldwide, but it is most common in the tropics during periods of heavy rain.

In Cuba, Leptospirosis is recorded by an efficient national surveillance programme. Its incidence
correlates closely with heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding. In late 2007, in response to a
developing epidemic, and with only enough vaccine to treat 15,000 high-risk people, the government
decided to treat the entire population of the region, over one year of age, with a homeopathic
medicine. This was prepared from the inactivated causative organism by the Cuban National Vaccine
Institute.

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