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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Philippines : At least 24 dead due to polluted floodwaters

Via Gulf Times :

" Manila : At least 24 deaths due to the water-borne disease leptospirosis has been reported in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities after typhoon Washi caused unprecedented flooding in the two Southern Philippine urban centres.

A report by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) showed that a month after tropical storm Washi (local name Sendon) struck northern Mindanao, health authorities recorded 377 leptospirosis cases."

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