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Spread of diseases feared in worst-struck areas

An aerial image taken from a Philippine Air Force helicopter shows the devastation of the first landfall by typhoon Haiyan in Guiuan, on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Diseases of all kinds are feared to spread in areas devastated by typhoon Yolanda as dead bodies lay in the streets three days after the typhoon made its very presence felt in Leyte and Tacloban.

RH24 Edmar Estabillo from Tacloban reported that cadavers were all over the place since Saturday and has not been buried.

Most Tacloban residents are leaving the city to prevent the filthy environment which may cause different diseases.

The Department of Health has sent teams of doctors to provide help in case diseases may spread.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has alerted its personnel in different regions to reach remote areas struck by Yolanda.

National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesman Maj. Rey Balido said that they have started the augmentation of DSWD personnel to reach isolated and unreached areas of the world’s most powerful typhoon on paper.


The Philippine Coast Guard, on the other hand, has carried the aid from the United States for the typhoon victims.

Vice Admiral Louie Tuazon said that the ship that will deliver the goods will remain on standby while waiting for tropical depression ‘Zorayda’ to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility. with Rommel Fuertes

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