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Amid severe weather, the Zambo health office issues a leptospirosis warning.

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Leptospirosis, a sickness that causes a fever and is connected to the wet season and flooding, is once again being warned against by the public.

The shear line, which is the confluence of northeasterly and easterly winds that creates rain clouds, brought torrential downpours that caused flooding in 10 villages, prompting the City Health Office to issue the alert on Tuesday.

The microorganisms Leptospira spirochetes, which are transferred through rat urine, are what cause leptospirosis.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, the city’s health official, stated on Tuesday that two methods of transmission exist: wading in contaminated floodwaters and consuming infected food or water.

Residents who had contact with floodwaters were encouraged by Miravite to attend medical facilities and receive prophylaxis to ward off illness.

She also recommended people get advice right away, especially if they had a fever after wading through floodwaters.

In this city, there have been 141 leptospirosis cases and 26 fatalities since January of this year.

120 or 86 percent of the 141 cases are male, and the majority of the afflicted people are between the ages of 20 and 29.

The shear line is likely to cause moderate to sometimes heavy rains over the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, Palawan, and Bohol in the upcoming 24 hours, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration.

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