News Alerts

18 Aug 2018 | 06:58 AM UTC

Philippines: Leptospirosis outbreak continues in Manila /update 1

Philippines News Alert

Authorities report at least 1121 cases of leptospirosis in Manila area as of August 14

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 8/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Metro Manila

Read all related news alert(s):


According to health officials, 1121 cases of leptospirosis, including at least 100 fatal cases, have been reported in the Manila metropolitan area between January 1 and August 14. The areas most affected by the outbreak are Quezon City, Taguig, Paranaque, and Pasig.


Leptospirosis, also called Weil's disease, is a bacterial disease spread via the urine of infected animals. Known carriers include rodents, cattle, pigs, and dogs. Symptoms of the illness include fever, nausea, muscle aches, vomiting, and diarrhea. If left untreated, leptospirosis can result in death.


Individuals present in the affected area are advised to avoid all contact with animals (especially rodents), and to refrain from swimming or wading in water that may have been contaminated by animal urine. Individuals who believe they may have contracted leptospirosis should seek immediate medical attention.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news