DOH records 1,178 cases of leptospirosis in 2022 | Inquirer News

DOH records 1,178 cases of leptospirosis in 2022

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 07:40 PM August 09, 2022
53 cases of leptospirosis logged in Eastern Visayas from January 1 to May 29

FILE PHOTO: Sign in a hospital for patients with leptospirosis. INQUIRER FILES

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday said it recorded a total of 1,178 cases of leptospirosis from January 1 to July 23, with over 150 recorded deaths so far.

“Kasama po ito sa wild diseases, we know that everytime there is a rainy season nagbabaha mas vulnerable po ang populasyon natin sa ganitong klaseng sakit,” said DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire in a media forum.

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(This is among the wild diseases, we know that every time there is a rainy season, our population is more vulnerable to this kind of disease.)

According to Vergeire, in the recent period (June 26 to July 23) 165 cases of leptospirosis have been recorded in Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon, recording the most number of cases during this period.

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“Meron na rin nakikita na case fatality of 156 deaths already reported for leptospirosis,” said Vergeire.

(There is also a case fatality of 156 deaths already reported for leptospirosis.)

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