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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Philippines : Leptospirosis deaths rise, 21 deaths recorded in 'Sendong' aftermath

Via GMA News :

" Cases of leptospirosis in areas affected by Tropical Storm Sendong (Washi) continued to rise, with 616 cases having been recorded so far. A total of 21 deaths have been recorded, officials said.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Tuesday that of the 616 cases recorded as of Monday, 21 were fatal.

"As of 23 January 2012, different hospitals in Cagayan de Oro, Opol, Tagoloan, and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental and Iligan City in Lanao del Norte recorded a total of 616 cases of leptospirosis, 21 of which were fatalities," the NDRRMC said in its report.

It also said acute respiratory infections, diarrhea and fever remain the most common health concerns in evacuation centers.

Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities were among the hardest hit areas in the wake of Sendong, which devastated Mindanao and the Visayas in mid-December. The NDRRMC said Sendong left 1,257 dead and 6,071 injured, with 182 reported missing."

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