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Tremain v Pike [1969] 1 WLR 1556

The farm labourer contracted leptosporosis from handling materials on which rats had urinated.

Held:

The defendant was not liable. It was not known at the time that leptosporosis could be transmitted in this way. Whilst it was foreseeable he may contract the disease by a rat bite the way he contracted the disease was not foreseeable.
 
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