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18-year-old Malaysian Teen Dies After Returning from Waterfall Trip

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Source: Johor Kaki Blogspot
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Leptospirosis is a deadly disease and it has claimed another life just earlier today.

According to NST, a 18-year-old teen died of leptospirosis, or more commonly known as ‘rat urine disease’ at Sultanah Aminah Hospital. The victim was reported to be from Pontian, Johor.

Following the incident, State Health, Environment, Education and Information Executive Committee Datuk Ayub Rahmat said that the youth died due to organ failure after receiving treatment for 3 days at HSA’s intensive care unit (ICU).

He also said:

“The youth is said to have gone swimming at the Gunung Pulai waterfall in April before complaining of stomach ache, cold and fever, as well as general weakness for three days.”

“I would like to advise anybody who has been to any waterfall or recreational park in April and May to go to the nearest hospital or health clinic for a medical examination,” he added.

The Health Department is currently looking into the movements of the youth before he was hospitalised. At the time of publication, there has not been an order to close the Gunung Pulai waterfall.

The symptoms of leptospirosis in human include headache, fever, muscle aches, vomiting and abdominal pain. So if you’ve visited the waterfall and are experiencing the said symptoms, please seek medical help immediately. As always, stay safe guys.

Also read: H5N1 Outbreak In Kelantan Continues To Spread, Emergency Declared

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