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DISEASE STALKS SURVIVORS OF TYPHOON HAIYAN

MANILA, Philippines -  Almost two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan struck Visayas, government health experts are now on the lookout for cases of life-threatening waterborne diseases.
Dr Paula Sydiongco, the Department of Health’s assistant regional director for the Visayas, said authorities are now monitoring cases of diseases such as leptospirosis and tetanus in Tacloban City, Southern Leyte, Samar and Panay Island.

Sydiongco said at least two patients were confirmed to have died from tetanus while the health department is still trying to verify cases of leptospirosis.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) leptospirosis is a disease is a bacterial disease that affects both humans and animals. 4 die from leptospirosis, tetanus in Eastern Visayas
Health authorities here are keeping a close watch over cases of leptospirosis and tetanus.


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