Leptospirosis cases in Olongapo rise to 534

Posted at 10/13/2013 10:31 AM
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MANILA, Philippines – In Olongapo City, Typhoon Santi hardly caused damaged, but residents fear that the number of leptospirosis cases will rise even further.

At least 10 people have already died from leptospirosis there, while the number of cases has risen to 534.

Some city hospitals are offering free treatment. Doctors are also urging residents to have themselves checked if they were exposed to floodwaters.

Symptoms include fever, vomiting and yellowing of the skin. News Now, ANC, October 13, 2013