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    Philippines: Leptospirosis outbreak declared in Manila
    Health Department reports total of 1,040 cases nationwide, up 60 pct from same period last year
    By Maecy Alviar

    ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines

    The Philippine Health Department on Thursday declared a leptospirosis outbreak in 18 villages in seven cities in the capital Manila.

    In a televised interview, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the number of cases has already ?crossed the epidemic threshold? and is now higher than the average number of cases for the last five years.

    He said the cities affected by the outbreak are Metro Manila?s Quezon City, Taguig, Pasig, Para?aque, Navotas, Mandaluyong, and Malabon.

    Duque earlier this week said his department has seen a 60 percent spike in leptospirosis cases or a total of 1,040 victims nationwide this January to June, including 38 deaths.

    Of the total cases, more than 200 are from Manila...

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    ?Lepto? outbreak
    Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:16 AM July 08, 2018

    A health scourge has emerged from the rains and floods brought about by the rainy season. On July 5, the Department of Health (DOH) declared an outbreak of leptospirosis in several barangays in seven cities in Metro Manila.

    Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said the DOH went public because of the rising number of deaths due to the bacterial disease just over the past weeks.

    Leptospirosis has been a problem the past years, averaging 76 cases annually. But the DOH recorded a spike from Jan. 1 to July 3 this year, with 368 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR), including 52 deaths.

    Things became worse recently, with 105 cases reported from June 10 to July 3 ? an uptick of 38 percent.

    The national figures are alarming as well. Some 1,040 cases have been recorded nationwide, along with an estimated 99 deaths. That?s already a 41-percent increase from last year. Western Visayas tallied the most cases overall with 221; Metro Manila was fifth...


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      Leptospirosis cases up 23% in Central Luzon
      August 7, 2018

      THE Department of Health in Central Luzon (DOH-3) has recorded a 23 percent increase in leptospirosis cases in the region in the first half of 2018.

      From January to June this year, the DOH-3 recorded 103 cases of leptospirosis in the seven provinces in the region. This is a 23 percent increase from the 84 cases recorded in 2017.

      In Pampanga alone, the number of individuals who contracted leptospirosis went up to 11 this year from only five last year, while Bataan province recorded the highest increase of 300 percent from one case in 2017 to four cases this year.

      The province of Nueva Ecija has the most number of cases at 40, but the number was a 15 percent decrease from the 47 cases last year. Bulacan province, meanwhile recorded a 150 percent increase from four cases in 2017 to ten cases in 2018...


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        Leptospirosis cases up 358% in Metro Manila this year ? DOH
        Published August 22, 2018 4:22pm

        Leptospirosis cases in the National Capital Region from January to August 2018 shot up 358 percent from the total number counted in the same period last year, according to figures from the Department of Health (DOH).

        Marisol Abdurahman reported Wednesday on Balitanghali that the NCR reported 1,227 cases of leptospirosis from January 1 to August 20, still the highest number among regions.

        Overall, the Philippines clocked in 2,229 cases of leptospirosis, a 105-percent increase compared to the 1,085 cases logged in 2017...


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          Leptospirosis toll in Central Luzon: 3 dead, 128 sick in 2 months
          Philippine Daily Inquirer / 05:19 AM September 12, 2018

          CITY OF SAN FERNANDO ? Leptospirosis killed three men and infected 128 people in Central Luzon as animal urine contaminated floodwaters from July 1 to Aug. 31, a health official said on Tuesday.

          The fatalities were residents of Hagonoy town in Bulacan, Angeles City in Pampanga and Paniqui town in Tarlac, according to Dr. Jessie Fantone, spokesperson for the Department of Health (DOH) in the region...

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          Dengue cases down 41%, leptospirosis up 90% in Bacolod
          Negros September 14, 2018September 14, 2018 TDG

          ...Meanwhile, leptospirosis cases increased to 19 cases, including three deaths, from the previous year?s 10, including three deaths...

          Tan did not identify the reason for the higher cases during the period, but reiterated her advice to avoid wading in flood water and to properly dispose of garbage as part of maintaining cleanliness to prevent leptospirosis...


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            ?Leptos? cases in Iloilo up 283 percent
            By Ime Sornito -
            Monday, September 17, 20180

            ILOILO ? The Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded 88 leptospirosis cases with nine deaths since January ? 283 percent higher than the cases recorded in the same period last year.

            There were 23 recorded leptospirosis cases from Jan. 1 to Aug. 18, 2017, PHO records showed.

            The five municipalities with the most number of cases were the following:

            * Oton ? 10 cases with three deaths

            * Pototan ? nine cases

            * Cabatuan ? eight cases with one death

            * Alimodian ? six cases with one death

            * Maasin ? six cases...


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              Lepto cases up 231% in Pangasinan; deaths hit 47
              By Hilda Austria September 28, 2018, 8:56 pm

              LINGAYEN, Pangasinan -- The number of cases of Leptospirosis in Pangasinan province surged to 372 or 231 percent on Jan. 1-Sept. 24 from 110 during the same period last year, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported.

              In an interview Friday, Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Anna Teresa de Guzman, said 47 deaths caused by leptospirosis have been reported.

              Based on the PHO?s surveillance update as of Sept. 24, Dagupan City had the highest number of cases with 111, followed by Binmaley ? 43, Mangatarem ? 24, Mangaldan ? 16, San Fabian -- 15, Calasiao ? 11, Sta. Barbara ? 11, Aguilar ? 10, Bayambang ? 9, and San Carlos City ? 9. The other towns and cities had less than eight cases each.

              Dagupan City also had the highest mortality with 13 cases. Next is Binmaley with six deaths, and Sual and Manaoag with three each. The other towns and cities had two or one mortality.

              De Guzman said 51 of the victims were aged 20 years to 25 years. Male were the most susceptible to the disease with 323 males.

              She said leptospirosis cases in Pangasinan soared starting last month when the province was hit by severe flooding brought by typhoon-intensified monsoon rains.

              This month, the province again experienced massive flooding due to Typhoon ?Ompong?...


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                Pangasinan?s dengue, lepto cases on the rise
                By Ahikam Pasion November 20, 2018, 9:22 pm

                ...Meanwhile, Binay-an said the PHO reported 459 leptospirosis cases from Jan. 1 to Nov. 19 this year, 140.31-percent higher than the 191 cases during the same period last year.

                She disclosed that there were already 61 fatalities during the period, compared to last year?s three deaths.

                The highest number of cases with 179 patients was recorded in August when the province experienced massive flooding due to various weather disturbances...