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DOH alerts public on diseases caused by flood


The Department of Health alerted the public of the diseases that spread during the rainy season especially leptospyrosis.

DOH spokesman Dr. Eric Tayag advised the public not to link the symptoms of leptospyrosis with flu.

Tayag’s warning came amid the impending spread of diseases in evacuation centers and places that are flooded due to typhoon ‘Maring’ and the Southwest Monsoon.

Tayag made it clear that leptospyrosis is fatal if not cured immediately but there’s a big chance of surviving if the symptoms are cured earlier on.

The disease will show three to 12 days after symptoms of leptospyrosis like high fever, headache, colds and exhaustion take its toll. (Malou R. Cabral)


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