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Leptospirosis outbreaks declared in 10 more barangays

(The Philippine Star) - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) yesterday declared an outbreak of leptospirosis cases in 10 more barangays in Metro Manila, bringing to 28 the total number of affected villages to 28.

But despite this, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III told The STAR that the number of new infections was already decreasing.

“Caloocan is the latest city with leptospirosis outbreak so from seven cities, there are now eight cities affected. However, we observed that the number of cases  already went down based on Morbidity Week Report No. 27,” he said.

Last Thursday, Duque declared outbreaks in several barangays in Quezon City, Taguig, Pasig, Parañaque, Navotas,

Mandaluyong and Malabon after these villages breached the five-year average are now doing garbage collection regularly.”

Data shows from Jan. 1 to June 23, there were 1,085 leptospirosis cases and this 35 percent higher compared to the same period in 2017.

In Metro Manila, the DOH recorded a total of 454 cases, including 58 deaths, as of July 5.

Leptospirosis is contracted through exposure to floodwaters contaminated with the urine of rats infected by the Leptospira bacteria.



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It sounds like a cesspool that needs to be shut down for 6 months.  Try calling the president's hot-line. :turkey_40_anim_gif:

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