Definition of Weil's disease in English:

Weil's disease


  • A severe, sometimes fatal, form of leptospirosis transmitted by rats via contaminated water.

    • ‘Weil's disease, contracted from the urine and faeces of rats, can be fatal if not caught on time.’
    • ‘Leptospirosis is rare in the UK, and Weil's disease extremely rare.’
    • ‘The incidence of infectious diseases such as diarrhoea, hepatitis, Weil's disease etc are on the rise.’
    • ‘Icteric leptospirosis or Weil's disease is seen in about 10 per cent of the patients.’
    • ‘The river water is untreated and can harbour germs that cause illnesses such as Weil's disease.’
    • ‘Epidemics such as malaria, Dengue fever, Weil's disease, etc. continue to claim several lives every year.’
    • ‘‘We are not aware of any big increase in Weil's disease though it will be a number of months before we get the figures through,’ he said.’


Late 19th century: named after H. Adolf Weil (1848–1916), German physician.


Weil's disease

/ˈvīlz dəˌzēz/