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Weil's Disease - HNBC leaflet could be a lifesaver

Most boaters have heard of Weil’s Disease  – the common name for Leptospirosis.  It’s a bacterial infection mainly transmitted through rats’ urine, which makes boaters, particularly on canals, especially vulnerable.  Sufferers can make a complete recovery if treated quickly, but the disease can be fatal if left untreated.

The problem is that symptoms can easily be mistaken for those of flu and can be missed even by medical professionals if they’re not looking for them.