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Thursday, May 29, 2003 12:00 am

If sewage contributed to 1998’s leptospirosis epidemic, we may still have a problem.

In the spring of 2001 Joe Mackay left a message with the Springfield Metro Sanitary District. He'd seen sewage flowing out of three manholes in the Lick Creek Wildlife Preserve near Lake Springfield.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:00 am

Does a microscopic monster lurk in Lake Springfield?

For a small Midwestern city with a clean, wholesome reputation, Springfield's 1998 outbreak of leptospirosis seems nothing short of bizarre. It was by far the largest epidemic of that illness in Unite

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