Leptospirosis is is a bacterial infection that affects humans and animals. It is spread through contact with the urine or bodily fluids of infected animals or contact with water or soil that has been contaminated by the urine or bodily fluids of an infected animal (e.g., during recreational activities). Animals commonly infected with leptospirosis include rodents and dogs. For data on leptospirosis in Rhode Island, review RIDOH's Leptospirosis surveillance report.