Georgia college graduate student is raising awareness ... about a fatal bacteria ... found in the carribean.
After devasting hurricanes impacting puerto rico ..
The student is making her thesis about the bacteria ..
41nbc's tanya modersitzki has more on the student, who's trying to save lives.
Tanya... multiple category four hurricanes hit puerto rico in less than a month in 20-17... causing much destruction ..
And left people without water and power for months.
The scenes of devastation are no lon georgia college graduate student is trying to find out why residents there got sick ..
And why some even died.
"i have friends i have famil over there so it is something that it's important to know this bacteria is present over there.
Zamara garcia truitt is a puerto rico native.
She says growing up..
She never heard of leptospira..
"it's neglected one of the mos c1 3 b15 bachoon says symptoms are mistaken for the flu.
Symptoms include fever..