August 05, 2017

DOH Warns Public on Water-Borne Diseases

Flooding-related health risks are on the rise.
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The Department of Health (DOH) issued a public warning to take precautionary measures during the rainy days to avoid water-borne diseases since typhoons and heavy rains are affecting portions of the country.

In the statement released by DOH, the public is at a higher-risk of contracting diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A because of the excessive flooding. DOH highly advised that it’s best to steer clear of floods that may contain human and animal waste especially people with open wounds that are more vulnerable to hazards.

Besides avoiding contaminated waters, DOH similarly points out that people should make sure that water and food sources are reliable and safe. Practicing good hygiene like the washing of hands before and after using the toilet and proper waste disposal is also recommended.

If an individual is experiencing early symptoms of any of the mentioned diseases, it is advised to consult a doctor at the nearest hospital per DOH instructions.

Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and do DIY projects.

Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and do DIY projects.

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August 05, 2017

DOH Warns Public on Water-Borne Diseases

Flooding-related health risks are on the rise.


flood-related diseases Philippines


The Department of Health (DOH) issued a public warning to take precautionary measures during the rainy days to avoid water-borne diseases since typhoons and heavy rains are affecting portions of the country.

In the statement released by DOH, the public is at a higher-risk of contracting diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A because of the excessive flooding. DOH highly advised that it’s best to steer clear of floods that may contain human and animal waste especially people with open wounds that are more vulnerable to hazards.

Besides avoiding contaminated waters, DOH similarly points out that people should make sure that water and food sources are reliable and safe. Practicing good hygiene like the washing of hands before and after using the toilet and proper waste disposal is also recommended.

If an individual is experiencing early symptoms of any of the mentioned diseases, it is advised to consult a doctor at the nearest hospital per DOH instructions.

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Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and do DIY projects.

Denisse Shawntel Tan

Denisse Shawntel Tan balances her time and attention between writing and drawing. She graduated with a degree in journalism from The University of Santo Tomas. Her lifelong dreams are to publish a novel and to hold an art exhibit. On her free time, Denisse paints and do DIY projects.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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