A very large homeopathic trial has been done in Cuba. This trial shows evidence that a highly dilute substance, prepared according to homeopathic principles, may help stop the spread of Leptospirosis.
Leptospirosis (also known as Weil's Disease) is a contagious disease carried by rodent and caused by bacteria called spirochetes. People contract the disease through contact with contaminated water.
Leptospirosis usually happens during heavy rainfall. Rodents become more active and the bacteria spreads to the drinking water. In late 2007, Cuba only had enough Leptospirosis vaccine to treat 15,000 people. Cuba decided an alternative approach using homeopathy. Homeopathy could easily treat most of Cuba's population.
The homeopathic medicine was given to the 2.3 million population of the provinces usually worst affected with an outbreak. Within a few weeks the number of cases had fallen significantly. The provinces that did not receive the homeopathic treatment did not see a drop in the outbreak. Homeopathy was tried again in 2008 to prevent this infectious disease. Homeopathic remedies were given to the areas that are generally most affected by Leptospirosis. A significant drop was seen again. This was the first time Leptospirosis had seen a drop during heavy rain fall season. The provinces that did not take the homeopathic medicines saw increase in the infectious disease.
This trial is still not yet confirmed. Observers are going through the trial to make sure things are accurate. If the trial is confirmed, it shows homeopathy can be effective in stopping certain infectious diseases.