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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Philippines : DOH orders NCR hospitals to set up tests for leptospiros

Via GMA News :

" After a 221-percent spike in the number of leptospirosis cases in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) ordered hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) to set up rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for the disease.

In a news release, DOH Center for Health Development Metro Manila head Eduardo Janairo said, “Let us prevent the spread of this disease to avoid its complications. It is preventable and can be treated once it is properly diagnosed."

Those that were ordered to conduct RDTs were hospitals in Quezon City, Manila, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Pasay, and Valenzuela cities."

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