Posts Tagged ‘Leptospirosis’
The Leptospirosis outbreak in Cagayan de Oro City indeed is so high that all the hospitals no longer accepts admission. At dawn today, we struggling to get a room for our friend suffering from Dengue Fever. Her platelet count is so low that we all panicked . Thanks to a friend who called the owner of Capitol University Medical City,we were given a room. Thanks to her insurance claim… we got a suite room for her.
Still in relation to the Leptospirosis outbreak in the city, below is my research regarding this virus :
Leptospirosis is a rare and severe bacterial infection that occurs when people are exposed to certain environments. It is caused by exposure to several types of the Leptospira bacteria, which can be found in fresh water that has been contaminated by animal urine. It occurs in warmer climates.
It is not spread from person to person, except in vary rare cases when it is transmitted through breast milk or from a mother to her unborn child.
Risk factors include:
Occupational exposure — farmers, ranchers, slaughterhouse workers, trappers, veterinarians, loggers, sewer workers, rice field workers, and military personnel
Recreational activities — fresh water swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and trail biking in warm areas
Household exposure — pet dogs, domesticated livestock, rainwater catchment systems, and infected rodents
Typhoon Sendon ( International Code Name “Washi”) not only caused more than a thousand death in our city but also brought a Leptospirosis outbreak. As of today, January 2,2012, the Department of Health already recorded ore 200 cases of this illness and 8 death. Two of our neighbours survived the flood but didn’t endure the killer virus of Leptospirosis. Thank God our friend Jovanne is now recovering at Northern Mindanao Medical Center.
Three days ago, we were having a clean-up drive in the flooded areas. Good that the organizers mandated each of us to take Doxyn Anti-bacteria medicine before proceeding to our designated areas. Now, we can be assured to have the anti-bodies against this killer virus.