Human infection may occur through exposure to water contaminated by infected animal urine during water activities including swimming in lakes and rivers, canoeing, rafting, pot holing and fishing. It is more likely in slow moving rivers or still waters. It is essential to shower thoroughly on completion of these water activities.
Minor cuts and scratches must be covered with waterproof plasters. If larger open wounds exist, participation in these water activities is not recommended unless the wound is well protected.
Whilst the risk is minimal, parents should be aware of this disease and its symptoms. Full details are shown on the following link