Ilonggos warned against rainy season diseases

Dr. Donabelle Quindipan of the Department of Health (DOH-6) said water-borne diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, typhoid fever and amoebiasis usually spike during the rainy season. Photo by Mary Hope Torrechante/IMT
Dr. Donabelle Quindipan of the Department of Health (DOH-6) said water-borne diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, typhoid fever and amoebiasis usually spike during the rainy season. Photo by Mary Hope Torrechante/IMT

With the onset of the rainy season, health officials alerted Ilonggos against water-borne diseases.

Dr. Donabelle Quindipan of the Department of Health (DOH-6) said water-borne diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, typhoid fever and amoebiasis usually spike during the rainy season.

She advised the public, especially those with open wounds and broken skin, not to wade through floodwaters to prevent bacterial infections.

Dr. Bernard Caspe of the Iloilo City Health Office told Ilonggos to wear protective gears like rain boots.

Quindipan said cough, cold and flu are also common during the rainy season.

“Let’s keep ourselves dry and stay indoors as much as possible to avoid getting sick,” she said. IMT

 

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