e. Method of Control.
(a) Provide boots and gloves for workers in occupations that are
susceptible to the disease.
(b) Drain potentially contaminated water and soil.
(c) Provide public education explaining how the disease is transmitted,
explaining how to provide protection if working in area where the disease may be
prevalent, and apprising the public of the possibility of contacting the disease when
swimming or wading in potentially contaminated waters.
(d) Control rodents, especially in rural and recreational habitations.
Before harvest, fire cane fields.
(e) Isolate infected domestic animals in order to prevent the
Isolate and test new stock; know the vaccination history.
Control runoff from feedlots and barnyards.
(h) Provide adequate water treatment and disinfection.
Prevent disease by immunizing farm and pet animals.
(j) Immunize workers. (Human immunization has been provided for
workers in Japan, Spain and Italy.)
Patient control (contacts and immediate environment).
(a) Notify the local health authority when the disease is contacted.
(b) Investigate to determine where the disease was contacted; close
suspected pools or swimming holes.
(c) Provide high dosage of penicillin, streptomycin, tetracycline, or
erythromycin early on. In case of renal failure, peritoneal or renal dialysis may be