Posts Tagged leptospirosis

What is Leptospirosis and how can you avoid it?

Robie de Guzman   •   August 30, 2019

The risk of getting water-borne illnesses, like leptospirosis, is often much greater during the rainy season. Health experts said this is because floodwaters and other extreme weather-related events cause rodents...

Leptospirosis case now over 900; NKTI gym, converted into leptos ward

Maris Federez   •   August 20, 2019

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) has turned its gymnasium into an alternative ward for leptospirosis patients. This is to accommodate patients with leptospirosis and be provided with immediate...

Ways to stay healthy this wet season

Robie de Guzman   •   July 1, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Rainy season has officially started in the country. But apart from preparing and bringing umbrella, coats, boots and other rain gears, the public is urged anew to...

Keep protected from ‘WILD’ diseases this rainy season – DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   May 28, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has warned the public to keep being protected from ‘WILD’ diseases associated with the rainy weather. ‘WILD’ stands for water-borne diseases, influenza,...

DOH warns pharmacists selling high-priced lepto drug Doxycycline

Marje Pelayo   •   August 13, 2018

  MARIKINA CITY, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III warned pharmacies that are selling high-priced leptospirosis medicine Doxycycline. Duque stressed that the price of doxycycline drug ranges from P10.00...

DOH warns of upsurge in dengue, leptospirosis infections amid nonstop rains

Marje Pelayo   •   July 19, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) sees spike in the number of dengue and leptospirosis cases following the series of downpours that caused flooding in some areas.  According...

QC inmate dies of leptospirosis

Marje Pelayo   •   July 18, 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A detainee at Quezon City Jail was diagnosed and died of leptospirosis infection, according to jail warden JSupt. Ermilito Moral. Inmate Mark Joseph Millete, 29, was...

DOH declares leptospirosis outbreak in 18 barangays in Metro Manila

Marje Pelayo   •   July 5, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Health Secretary Francisco Duque III formally declared Thursday (July 5) an outbreak of leptospirosis in several barangays in Metro Manila. These barangays are Barangays Bagbag (3 cases);...

‘Lepto’ cases spike to 234; public warned vs self-medication — DOH

Marje Pelayo   •   July 2, 2018

    MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health expressed alarm over the increasing number of leptospirosis cases in the country. The agency reiterated its advice to the public to...

DOH warns against leptospirosis after 9 deaths, 61 cases recorded

Marje Pelayo   •   June 29, 2018

  QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) warns the public anew of the diseases associated with the rainy season, particularly leptospirosis. It is spread through the urine...


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