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How to avoid water-borne diseases after typhoons

/ 11:25 AM December 09, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – With Tropical Depression Ruby (international name: Hagupit) weakening and poised to exit the Philippine area of responsibility, government officials has warned affected residents to stay away from contaminated sources of water.

On social media, the Department of Health shared tips on how to make clean drinking water in times of emergency.

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It said the water should first be filtered using cloth or coffee filter, boiled and disinfected by adding two drops of 5 percent chlorine solution.

Earlier, it warned against diarrhea, advising people to drink water from safe sources and earing well-cooked and properly prepared food.

Manila Water also told netizens not to use tap water if their faucet was submerged in flood waters.

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The DOH earlier asked mothers, especially those in evacuation centers, to breastfeed their babies. The government does not allow the donation of infant formula because of the uncertainty of having safe drinking water to prepare the milk.

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