THE Department of Health (DOH) in Davao Region warned the public against diseases that may arise with the onset of the rainy season.

DOH-Davao Director Abdullah B. Dumama Jr. told Sun.Star Davao that these possible diseases are diarrhea, water-borne diseases, influenza or flu, leptospiroris and dengue.

"Madalas ngayon ang viral diseases katulad ng flu, ubo at sipon. If not given right management like kailangan ng right nutrition and food intake, baka magkaroon pa ito ng secondary bacterial infection," Dumama said.

City Health Office's (CHO) environment and sanitation chief Robert Oconer said another death was reported in Bunawan last week due to dengue. He said he has yet to get the details on the report.

Despite the 35 percent decrease in dengue cases from January to June this year in Davao Region as compared to the same period last year, Dumama said the public should always watch against dengue and other diseases.

Records showed that dengue cases in the region dropped to 1,407 from January to June in 2015 as compared to 2,168 in the same period in 2014.

"Iwasan natin yung mga pag tampisaw sa tubig baha o sa ano mang maruruming tubig kasi posibleng magdulot ito ng leptospiroris. Kung magpu-pondo man ng tubig, make sure it is covered, at saka panatilihin malinis ang paligid," Dumama said. (ICT)