Published On: Mon, Nov 18th, 2013

Philippines ‘Typhoon Yolanda’ death toll nears 4,000

The latest numbers from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reveals the number of confirmed dead  in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) is closing in on the 4,000 mark.

In an announcement Monday, the NDRRMC says the death toll for Supertyphoon “Yolanda” has reached 3, 976. The number of injured was placed at 18, 175 with 1,602 missing.

On Saturday, the Philippines Department of Health warned against Typhoon victims eating dead animals found after the typhoon.

Today, the Philippines Food and Drug Administration advised against eating meat products submerged in flood.

Yolanda-affected individuals were cautioned by the FDA from eating both dead animals and flood-soaked meat as these both caused risks to health.

Flood usually carries high loads of bacteria and filth and industrial oil and chemical waste are common toxicants of flood water, the FDA explained, according to a Philippines News Agency report today.

As for canned goods that have been submerged in water, the FDA said that they should be assessed for any contaminations.




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