You can take the following steps to protect yourself:

Avoid touching freshwater or soil that may be contaminated with animal urine

Avoid touching objects that may be contaminated with animal urine, such as animal bedding

Don’t wade, swim, or put your head in floodwaters or water from lakes, rivers, or swamps. Especially avoid freshwater contact after flooding or heavy rain.

If it is not possible to avoid wading in floodwaters, wear protective clothing like footwear and cover cuts and wounds with waterproof bandages or dressing.

Make water safe to drink by boiling or using an appropriate chemical treatment