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Filipinler’de Yoğun Yağış ve Ani Su Baskınları Leptospiroz Salgınına Yol Açtı

QUEZON CITY, August 26 (PIA) – The Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) fast tracks its report on cases of leptospirosis, dengue and diarrhea in Metro Manila .

DOH-NCR orders hospitals to report cases leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea cases in MM
Monday 26th of August 2013

– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=241377492884#sthash.fdtbSWRH.dpuf

DOH-NCR orders hospitals to report cases leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea cases in MM
Monday 26th of August 2013

– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=241377492884#sthash.fdtbSWRH.dpuf

 

DOH-NCR orders hospitals to report cases leptospirosis, dengue, diarrhea cases in MM

 

Monday 26th of August 2013

QUEZON CITY, August 26 (PIA) – The Department of Health-National Capital Region (DOH-NCR) fast tracks its report on cases of leptospirosis, dengue and diarrhea in Metro Manila .

DOH-NCR Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo has directed public and private hospitals in Metro Manila to immediately submit to them with reports on registered cases of  the diseases.

Earlier, Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona directed DOH-NCR to closely monitor cases of these diseases since its number of cases peaked five days after the occurrence of continuous heavy rains and flash flooding.

“We must prevent the occurrence of an outbreak of these deadly diseases that is why reporting of suspected cases is a must. Health and safety of everyone in the region should be paramount and every health worker is enjoined to do their part in reporting cases,” Ona said.

Janairo disclosed that most hospitals have already begun submitting reports. as they immediately organized and directed surveillance officers of the different hospitals  to make a real time report and directly submit them to the regional office in preparation for necessary logistics and manpower in case  an epidemic occurs in Metro Manila.

“With immediate information at hand, we can instantly send logistic and manpower support to further avert any health contingencies that may occur within the region,” Janairo added.

Based on DOH-NCR’s Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), a total of 145 leptospirosis cases were reported from January 1 to August 17, 2013. The figure is 78 percent lower compared to the same period last year with 655 cases. Ages of cases ranged from 1 to 82 years old wherein males were mostly affected with 81 percent, and most of the cases were from the City of Manila. There were also deaths reported.

On dengue, a total number of 6,739 cases were reported from January 1 to August 17, 2013. The number of cases reported is 64 percent lower than the 18,562 cases reported in the same period in 2012. Most cases reported are from Quezon City and with 11 deaths. Age range is from 1 month to 94 years old and mostly affecting the 15-49 years old age group. (DOH-NCR/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)

DOH-NCR Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo has directed public and private hospitals in Metro Manila to immediately submit to them with reports on registered cases of  the diseases.

Earlier, Health Secretary Enrique T. Ona directed DOH-NCR to closely monitor cases of these diseases since its number of cases peaked five days after the occurrence of continuous heavy rains and flash flooding.

“We must prevent the occurrence of an outbreak of these deadly diseases that is why reporting of suspected cases is a must. Health and safety of everyone in the region should be paramount and every health worker is enjoined to do their part in reporting cases,” Ona said.

Janairo disclosed that most hospitals have already begun submitting reports. as they immediately organized and directed surveillance officers of the different hospitals  to make a real time report and directly submit them to the regional office in preparation for necessary logistics and manpower in case  an epidemic occurs in Metro Manila.  

“With immediate information at hand, we can instantly send logistic and manpower support to further avert any health contingencies that may occur within the region,” Janairo added.

Based on DOH-NCR’s Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (RESU), a total of 145 leptospirosis cases were reported from January 1 to August 17, 2013. The figure is 78 percent lower compared to the same period last year with 655 cases. Ages of cases ranged from 1 to 82 years old wherein males were mostly affected with 81 percent, and most of the cases were from the City of Manila. There were also deaths reported.

On dengue, a total number of 6,739 cases were reported from January 1 to August 17, 2013. The number of cases reported is 64 percent lower than the 18,562 cases reported in the same period in 2012. Most cases reported are from Quezon City and with 11 deaths. Age range is from 1 month to 94 years old and mostly affecting the 15-49 years old age group. (DOH-NCR/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)

– See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=241377492884#sthash.fdtbSWRH.dpuf