DOH: 1 death, 25 cases
The provincial office of the Department of Health in Negros Oriental has reported as of yesterday morning 25 suspected cases of leptospirosis, and one death, but regional health officials have not declared its outbreak in the province.
The leptospirosis cases surfaced after tropical storm “Sendong” battered Dumaguete and other parts of the province on December 17. The bacterial infection is water-borne, usually carried by floodwaters contaminated with urine of rats and rodents, but is not, transmitted between humans.
Dr. Socrates Villamor, chief of the DOH’s Provincial Epidemiology Surveillance Unity in Negros Oriental, said Tanjay City topped the list of suspect leptospirosis victims, with one death and 18 cases.
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