289 people had leptospirosis in Singapore from 2012 to last year

Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that killed full-time national serviceman Nigel Loh last year, is among the most common infections transmittable from animals to humans.

From 2012 till the end of last year, there were 289 documented cases of leptospirosis, of which nine were Singapore Armed Forces servicemen, said the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 16, 2018, with the headline '289 people had leptospirosis in Singapore from 2012 to last year'. Print Edition | Subscribe