The Philippine Medical Association (PMA) issued a public health advisory on Monday against an increase…
QC logs show an increase in dengue and leptospirosis cases.
The government of Quezon City is warning citizens to keep their surroundings clean and to exercise caution after discovering a three-fold increase in leptospirosis and dengue cases in the city this year.
The city government reported Tuesday that the QC Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit (CESU) had identified 2,328 dengue cases across the city’s six districts from January 1 to September 8.
In the same period last year, the local authorities recorded a total of 748 dengue cases.
“(Some) 211.23 percent or 1,580 are the projections for the year 2021,” The local government continues to monitor the number of dengue cases, and there has been an increase of 211.23 percent, or 1,580 instances, since 2021, according to the city administration’s website.
According to QC CESU data, District 4 recorded the most dengue cases (413), while District 3 recorded the fewest (314).
Between January 1 and September 8, 2022, 15 dengue-related deaths were also reported in the city.
Leptospirosis infections have also increased, according to the local government, who counted 78 instances between January 1 and September 1 of this year.
“It is more mataas in the dam of the kaso kumpara in 2021. Samantalang ang District 3 ay nakapagtala ng pinakamababa na may apat na kaso, nakapagtala ang District 2 ng pinakamataas na kaso na may 24 na bilang. Leptospirosis cases peaked in District 2 with 24 cases, while District 3 had four instances, and 11 people died from the disease as of May 11, according to QC CESU’s post. This is more than in 2021.
The number of leptospirosis cases for the same period last year has not yet been made public.
When wading through floodwaters, the city authority recommended citizens use protective footwear like boots.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection spread by the urine or feces of infected animals, mainly rats.
The bacteria can enter the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes, as well as through open wounds and cuts or by eating contaminated food or water.
High fever, chills, muscle discomfort, eye redness, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and jaundice are all signs of leptospirosis. If untreated, it might result in kidney failure, significant internal bleeding, and death.
Contrarily, dengue is a viral ailment that infects people and is spread via the bite of infected mosquitoes.
The most typical signs of dengue are, among others, rashes, body aches, and nausea.
The QC government recommended that citizens rid their neighborhoods of mosquito breeding grounds and seek medical attention immediately if any symptoms appeared.
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