He pointed out that leptospirosis cases in the province were most likely found in the flood-affected districts, such as Demak, Klaten, Banyumas, Pati, and Semarang.
Leptospirosis is transmitted to humans through water or soil that has been contaminated with rat urine carrying the leptospira bacteria.
"We are trying our best to prevent leptospirosis, but the most important thing is for people to keep their surroundings clean and themselves free from bacterial threats during the floods by wearing boots," Yulianto stated.
He warned people to be more aware of the danger of leptospirosis, which is at its peak during the rainy season, particularly in flooded areas.
"Leptospirosis is a deadly disease, so people, especially those in flooded areas, have to always be on alert and maintain a healthy lifestyle," Yulianto said.