DOH-3 warns public of prevalent diseases during rainy season

The Department of Health Central Luzon Center for Health Development has warned the public of water and food-borne illnesses, influenza, leptospirosis, and dengue diseases this rainy season.

DOH Regional Director Corazon Flores said their agency, with the support of local government units in Central Luzon, remains vigilant in preventing and controlling the possibility of disease outbreaks.

She said local health authorities continue to provide directives in raising awareness of communicable diseases that are prevalent during the wet season.

Flores said diarrhea, typhoid fever, and cholera are the most common water and food-borne diseases that can easily be prevented if “we avoid eating street food, uncooked meat or seafood.”

She added, “We must also consume food within the prescribed period or before the expiration date and cook food thoroughly.”

Flores noted that leptospirosis is caused by the urine of infected rats. 

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