TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte (Mabuhay) – Nearly two weeks after super typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged Visayas and Southern Luzon, the Department of Health is keeping tab on flood-related diseases here.
DOH assistant regional director for Eastern Visayas Dr. Paula Sydiongco told an inter-agency meeting Thursday here they are particularly looking out for leptospirosis and tetanus.
In her report, Sydiongco assured they have stocked enough medicines to address these diseases.
She urged people exposed to floodwaters to go to the DOH clinic, where there is propylaxis.
Also, Sydiongco said at least two more had died from tetanus, an infection caused by exposure to potentially deadly bacteria.
But she also said they are wary of other diseases like diarrhea among residents in affected areas. (MNS)