Weil’s Disease

Weil’s Disease

Weil’s Disease, or Leptospirosis, is regarded by many in Britain as a ’rare’ illness. Whilst this is broadly true, this complacency creates a larger problem. Those within the construction industry are at a higher risk of contracting this infection and consequently are being misdiagnosed.

The disease can in certain circumstances lead to debilitating illness, even death – the most high profile recent fatality being champion rower Andy Holmes, who it is suspected contracted the disease from a competition on the River Witham in Lincolnshire.

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