leptospirosis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on leptospirosis


Cardinal Tagle issues 'oratio imperata' vs dengue, leptospirosis

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:44 PM

The Archdiocese of Manila calls on Catholics to pray 'for the healing of those who are sick and for the protection of everyone from these and other illness'

PRAY FOR THE SICK. Leptospirosis patients at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute on August 20, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fewer leptospirosis cases recorded in Calabarzon in 2019

Aug 24, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Despite the marked decrease in cases, the Department of Health reminds the public to keep away from floodwaters to avoid catching the disease

AVOID FLOODWATERS. Motorists and vehicles wade through floods in Manila brought by heavy rain on Friday morning, August 2, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

113 deaths due to leptospirosis since January 2019

Aug 21, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Though the number of cases are much lower than last year, the Department of Health still warns the public of the dangers of the bacterial disease

LEPTOSPIROSIS. Though there are less cases of leptospirosis cases this year compared to 2018, the health department advises the public to be vigilant. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DOH reports 1,227 leptospirosis cases so far in Metro Manila

Aug 22, 2018 - 2:08 PM

This is a 358% increase from the 268 recorded cases during the same period in 2017

FLOODED. A boy swimming in flood water along 9 de Febrero in Mandaluyong after heavy rain due to Typhoon Domeng. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

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DOH declares leptospirosis outbreak in several barangays

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) Cases in several Metro Manila cities now breach the average number in the last 5 years

WHAT TO AVOID. The Department of Health and World Health Organization warn against wading in floodwaters due to risk of leptospirosis. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Jul 03, 2018 - 11:34 AM

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Brawl at FIBA: PHI vs AUS July 2. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

DOH records 60% increase in leptospirosis cases in NCR

Jul 02, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Nationwide, the DOH also recorded a 41% increase, with 1,040 leptospirosis cases recorded as of June 16, 2018

INCREASED CASES. Health Secretary Duque (R) says the Department of Health is prepared to handle the increased number of leptospirosis cases. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

FAST FACTS: What is leptospirosis?

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The Department of Health records 1,030 leptospirosis cases nationwide from January to June 9 this year

WHAT TO AVOID. The Department of Health and World Health Organization warn against wading in floodwaters due to risk of leptospirosis. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

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Jun 28, 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Jun 28, 2018 - 9:28 AM

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TAHO VENDOR. Mario Cañete is with his daughter at the basketball-gym-turned-patients-ward of National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 27, a day after he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

6 dead, 52 admitted in a week due to leptospirosis

Jun 27, 2018 - 11:21 PM

The National Kidney and Transplant Institute has converted its covered basketball gym into a leptospirosis ward

LEPTO WARD. The basketball gym of the NKTI is now the hospital's leptospirosis ward. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DOH's tips to protect yourself against the common rainy season diseases

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Here's how you can prevent getting dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and influenza

All graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

Waspada 6 penyakit yang sering muncul pada musim banjir

Feb 21, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Berikut adalah daftar penyakit yang harus Anda waspadai selama musim banjir

Flood-hit Cagayan de Oro sees shortage of leptospirosis medicine

Jan 19, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III who hails from the city says the medicine will be sourced in Manila instead

senate President Koko Pimentel pointed out and clarified to city officials as he was briefed on the status of the disaster response following massive flooding on Monday. Pimentel is a resident of the city and his father, Aquilino Pimentel, Jr was once the mayor of the city. (bobby lagsa)

2 napi tewas, 30 dirawat karena terjangkit bakteri leptospirosis di lapas Malang

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Lapas nyatakan status KLB Leptospirosis

What are the common rainy season diseases?

Aug 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Here are the signs and some prevention tips

Looking back: the records of Ondoy

Sep 26, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Five years after Ondoy hit the country its record remains unmatched by other disasters that followed

Olongapo city offers bounties for dead rats

Aug 06, 2014 - 6:23 PM

The headlines generated by the bounties are meant to help spread the word about the dangers of leptospirosis

RATS. A file photo shows Gabriel Dihukos, 3, holding a house rat he found in Paranaque district, south of Manila, Philippines on June 22, 2007. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

DOH warns public of common diseases during rainy season

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:20 PM

The health department provides tips on how to stay healthy and avoid influenza leptospirosis waterborne infections and dengue this rainy season

Dumpsite blamed for Olongapo leptospirosis outbreak

Oct 14, 2013 - 8:47 PM

Hospital records show that 11 patients with leptospirosis have died while 500 are infected with the deadly disease

RAT-INFESTED. Residents of Barangay New Cabalan say rats that brought about the leptospirosis outbreak in Olongapo came from this dumpsite. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

PhilHealth to cover leptospirosis victims in Olongapo

Oct 14, 2013 - 4:19 PM

PhilHealth president Alex Padilla also says PhilHealth benefits are constantly being expanded to include indigents and the informal sector

CROWDED. A ward at the James L. Gordon hospital in Olongapo overflows with leptospirosis patients. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Under control? Leptospirosis claims more lives

Oct 11, 2013 - 9:15 PM

Deaths from leptospirosis reach 10 and the number of those infected surges to 426 on October 11 as the Gordon hospital continues to deal with overcrowding

CROWDED. A ward at the James L. Gordon hospital in Olongapo overflows with leptospirosis patients. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Metro Manila worst hit by leptospirosis

Oct 11, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Over 600 cases of leptospirosis were recorded in Metro Manila in a span of a year the highest in the country

DOH: Olongapo leptospirosis outbreak under control

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:30 PM

Health Secretary Enrique Ona says urban rats that are the carriers – found in houses and sewers – caused the leptospirosis ourbreak

URBAN RATS. These brought the leptospirosis outbreak following poor garbage collection after the heavy flooding in Olongapo, says Health Secretary Ona (in blue) during a visit at the James Gordon Memorial Hospital. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Olongapo leptospirosis toll climbs to 8

Oct 10, 2013 - 9:38 AM

UPDATED The toll from the leptospirosis outbreak rose by 2

6 die of leptospirosis, 132 ill in Olongapo

Oct 08, 2013 - 8:46 PM

UPDATED Residents complain of slow cleanup two weeks after the floods subsided They fear an outbreak of diseases

7 die of leptospirosis in PGH

Sep 06, 2013 - 5:24 PM

7 deaths in just 4 days is considered high given the yearly average of 40 deaths due to leptospirosis

Metro gov't hospitals on alert for leptospirosis cases

Aug 23, 2012 - 7:28 PM

Hospitals agreed there will be no elective surgeries for the meantime priority will be given to leptospirosis patients

Health department warns of possible rise in leptospirosis cases

Aug 22, 2012 - 7:03 PM

DOH said that cases may be lower compared to those caused by tropical storm "Ondoy" in Sept 2009 because antibiotics have already been distributed among at-risk population

Disease alert in aftermath of floods

Aug 12, 2012 - 1:33 PM

Emergency relief officials and doctors have been deployed to flood devastated communities to prevent outbreaks of disease

Aquino hits 'lepto' drug overpricing

Aug 09, 2012 - 7:52 PM

President Benigno Aquino III accuses a pharmaceutical company of overpricing leptospirosis drugs by 750 amid widespread flooding

'Lepto' alert due to floods

Aug 07, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Residents in flooded areas are advised to go the hospital at the first sign of fever to check for possible leptospirosis