Public warned vs water-borne diseases

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Friday, July 18, 2014


ZAMBOANGA City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos has cautioned the public against water-borne diseases with the onset of the rainy season.

Agbulos said they should take precautionary measures such as wearing cap, jacket and umbrella to prevent them from falling sick.

Agbulos said the public, especially the children and those with open wounds, should avoid from playing on flooded streets or wade into flood waters as they will be vulnerable to leptospirosis.

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Other diseases that are prevalent during rainy season are pneumonia, dengue, and others aside from leptospirosis, Agbulos said.

He advised the public to seek early consultation once they showed signs and symptoms of water-borne disease.

The City Health Office continues its anti-dengue advocacy together with the village officials and media partners. (Bong Garcia)

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