I was exposed to flood waters from Hurricane Harvey, can I get infected?

I had small open wound on my foot and I had to go in extremely dirty water (due to rain) and there were lot of animals (mainly cows) around with their feces. I am extremely worried what is the risk of getting infections out of it? and what I should be doing now?

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Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
Wound Infection can occur of exposed to contaminated flood water..
There can be a variety of bacterial and viral infections that can occur..
Leptospirosis can occur due to direct exposure to contaminated water..
So it is better to take a good care of yourself and if you see any symptoms immediately consult an Emergency room..

Regards..

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi.
Also if there is a wound keep it in good antiseptic dressing to avoid spread of Infection..
Try to avoid exposure to contaminated water further

Regards..

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