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Public warned against water-borne diseases

Public warned against water-borne diseases

As flooding caused by heavy rains hit many parts of the country including Metro Manila the past few days, the Department of Health (DoH) has called on the public to strictly observe safety and health tips to avoid contracting water-borne diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis and hepatitis A.

“People will again be in danger of getting in contact with water contaminated with rats’ urine,” said Ruth Marie Atienza, chief operating officer of Mapecon Philippines Inc., the country’s foremost authority on pets control.

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