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Six dead due to leptospirosis as cases reach alarming number

Published June 27, 2018 9:23pm Six have died from among the 44 patients who were brought to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute between June 22 and June 26. According to Jun Veneracion's report on "24 Oras", the patients admitted on those dates have surpassed the total leptospirosis patients recorded by the NKTI for the whole 2017.

Six have died from among the 44 patients who were brought to the National Kidney and Transplant Institute between June 22 and June 26.

 

According to Jun Veneracion's report on "24 Oras", the patients admitted on those dates have surpassed the total leptospirosis patients recorded by the NKTI for the whole 2017.

 

"It's alarming. Usually kasi we only get one to two patients a week or even less," said Dr. Romina Danguilan, NKTI deputy director for medical education and research.

 

"We expected po na dadami dahil sa rainy season pero hindi ho ganito kadami," she added.

 

Leptospirosis is contracted from the waste and urine of animals such as rats.

 

Those who wade in flood water usually are vulnerable to the diease.

 

The leptospira bacteria from the host animals may be contracted by persons through open wounds.

 

Symptoms inclide high fever, leg pain and red eyes.

 

Serious cases of leptospirosis cause bleeding in the lungs and liver, kidney failure and death. 

Sources:Gma News

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