By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
With the rainy season underway, the Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a warning regarding illnesses caused by the wet weather.
According to DOH, among the illnesses normally seen during the rainy season are water-borne diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera, and hepatitis.
The department also warned about the prevalence of leptospirosis, which is transmitted through the urine of infected animals, such as rats.
DOH advised the public to make sure water being used is clean, especially during flooding.
Upon the appearance of symptoms, DOH also advised to seek immediate medical attention by consulting with a local doctor.
Last week, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration officially declared the start of the rainy season.
The declaration was based on parameters in which rainfall criteria must satisfy, what they referred to as, Type 1 climate stations./DGB, WDJ