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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Philippines : 2 dead, 96 hospitalized due to Leptospirosis

Via Journal Online :

" Two persons have reportedly died from leptospirosis and at least 96 residents with symptoms of the ‘rat disease’ are now confined at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center.

The fatalities were residents of Cagayan de Oro City. Those undergoing treatment are natives of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro.

As this developed, the Department of Health-Region 10 has urged flood-affected residents to visit the City Health Office so that they could be given medication against the killer disease."

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