Deadly rat urine threat on the rise


The Gunung Pulai recreational forest in Kulai was closed for two weeks after an 18-year-old boy who visited the site died from lepto-spirosis in May. — filepic

JOHOR BARU: Johor has recorded a spike in leptospirosis (rat urine disease) cases with 228 as of this month compared with 205 in 2016, said state health, environment, information and education committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat.

Johor Baru has the highest number of leptospirosis cases this year with 55 reported, followed by Segamat with 37 cases and 30 in Kluang.

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